YW Lesson 2-6 "Sharing Work in the Home"

by | Feb. 04, 2010

Lesson Helps

This lesson is kinda skimpy, there's just not a lot to it. "Teenagers should help with family chores. And they should have a good attitude about it." Um, yeah, and that's it. Thanks for coming. See you next week.

Seriously, how am I going to eke an entire lesson out of this? Maudlin stories about young people who at first grumbled and then became grateful and joyful that they had to be woken to do dishes, cut and stack wood or watch mother sew shoes to send them to college, or pitch in to rebuild a decaying shed. Bearing testimony of personal growth and self-discipline that comes from housework. Testimonial or a guest appearance by someone who has recently left home and now appreciates just how much they should have learned while there. (By the way, I'm just curious, what's the rationale for having to get priesthood approval to ask someone to come in to talk for 5 minutes on "the rewards and benefits of learning to work in the home"...??) I suppose I'll run a thrilling 15-minute discussion about the kind of chore charts in their homes and how families divide the work, unless I get a better idea.

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