Nothing comes in life on a platter; you need to work hard to earn it. We all nurse the desire to see our child grow up into a hard working, responsible adult who is focused to achieve success in life. For this, make your child realize the importance and develop respect of hard work in small ways, right from the beginning.
Don’t give everything they ask for: Every parent loves to pamper his child. But don’t go over-board buying anything your child demands or else he’ll take everything for granted. May it be clothes, toys, movies, follow certain rules so that your child develops self control and values whenever he gets something.
Don’t give readymade solutions: Don’t make things so readily available for the child that he doesn’t realize how much effort is required to do a task. For this ask for your child’s help in kitchen or cleaning the bedroom. While doing the home assignments or school projects, involve your child in collecting stuff or doing research rather than making all the effort yourself.
Talk to them about the hard work in your life: Parents give their child everything from food, clothes to luxury of outings, toys. Children often don’t realize that each facility they enjoy comes after sheer hard-work of parents. Do have intimate talk with your child on how you work hard in your life, how you face problems and then solve them.
Develop respect for people who work hard: Show your child how people like the gardener, the servants of the house and other helpers doing so much of work. Set an example by you yourself
respecting helpers so that your child begins to respect and realize the importance of hard-work.
Develop respect for hard earned money: Make children realize that money. So it should be spent judiciously and care should be taken of things bought from that hard earned money. Make it a habit for your child to stack toys after playing, not to waste food. Inculcate the habit to save and give freedom to him to use his savings the way he wants to. This way your child will begin to value hard-earned money and also value what all he is has in life.