My good friend Judd Swihart suggested this simple idea to help our grandchildren grow and mature.  Pay them to work for you.  Of course, these should be tasks they can handle, but they may even have fun.

Judd hired three of his grandsons to paint an old shed on his property.  Each one handled what he could reach, and they got it done.  And it wasn’t the most professional-looking paint job, although they did surprisingly well.

But more than that, this was about giving three boys a chance to be proud of something they did together … and earn a little money.

What chores and activities can you find that your grandchildren can achieve with success?

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This is Ken Canfield for Grands Matter.