What can you do to keep your children happy? Teach them to work. The most miserable people in the world are lazy and have never been taught at an early age to work. Most people are happiest when they are needed by someone.
The secret to teaching children to work is simple, give them a job they can accomplish and make it enjoyable. If a mother in the home is sluggish around the house dreading each chore to be accomplished, why would her children want to help? Make work fun. When optimism is high the home becomes more efficient. Work can be better endured when it produces some type of reward. Children love this concept and become more attentive in work and learning. We must gage each child differently and of course avoid slave labor. Teaching them to work at a young age builds charater in a child and they will become productive in society.