Raising daughters who enjoy homemaking can be a wonderful adventure for both mom and daughter. There are many areas in which you might be able to teach different skills outside of the ones I have listed in my previous post. Here are some others you might want to consider:
Certainly, the list is endless! I'm sure you ladies can think of many more things to add to this list. Some books I recommend would be:
Keepers at Home- A Handbook for Young Ladies--Keepers of the Faith (this book gives categories like listed above, a how-to-do section, and a check off section as you go with scripture 'to support. They also have Little Keepers at Home for ages 4-6 and they have a book also for boys-Contenders for the Faith)
Polished Cornerstones--Doorposts (a mom and daughter study on being a Godly woman, homemaker, etc.)
Raising Maidens of Virtue-Stacy McDonald (contains vision and a study for mom and daughter to do together)
I think vision is so import to explain to our girls---just as it is so important to know the 'why' behind all the work that we do so we are not discouraged, our daughters need just the same, if not more. The culture we live in strives to pull them away from the home more than ever before, and mothers today take on new challenges as we try to equip and pass on strong, biblical vision the next generation of daughters.
Here are some great (and very convicting) questions to ask ourselves regarding our daughters that I found from the site Homemaking:
Do you take the time to include your daughter in the home and show her skills?
Do you keep her close to you in most of the things you do?
Do you think it saves time IF you do it yourself and this way keeps down the mess?
Are you keeping those valuable family recipes for her, that someday she can have them for a hopechest?
Do you grumble in front of your daughter/s about how hard it is to maintain the home?
Are you training her to be a sloth?
Are you training her to prepare and carry out meals for your family now, so that she will be ready to go when she has her own kitchen?
Are you diligently passing on the torch of being a keeper of the home to your daughter/s?
So as we can clearly see---we have a mighty and noble task before us...let us pull up our sleeves and get busy with passing on the torch, breathing fresh vision into the new generation and empowering our daughters to learn to live a godly life for Him!
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