Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt
Had breakfast with my colleagues when the topics turn to parenting.
One of the more experienced colleague started sharing his tips.
There are three definitions of activities:
Work means a job for adults. Work means study for children. Things that everyone has to do. No question about it.
Leisure means things we do for fun. Hobbies. Swimming. Reading books. Playing computer games.
Nothing simply means nothing. Slacking and wasting time.
As my colleague further explains, there is a hierarchy to it. You must finish all your work, before you can enjoy your leisure. Only after you have finished these two, can you waste your time doing nothing.
For example, if the child doesn’t want to do his homework, he has no rights to play games or waste his time.
Which I think, really makes good parenting tips. Reasoning and setting rules to the kids instead of always forcing and punishing them.
What is your priority today? Is it a work, a leisure or a nothing?