- 2017年09月27日16:13 来源：小站整理
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Wring some meaning from work.
When we stack firewood to prepare for the upcoming winter, make a gift to celebrate a friend’s good news, or change a favorite recipe to accommodate Grandpa’s diabetes, our efforts have purpose and value. As our children participate along with us, they feel the intrinsic satisfaction of doing something that has meaning.
So many educational tasks put before our children serve no purpose other than to instruct. But when learning is connected to something truly purposeful, it can’t help but kindle motivation. Children feel honored to be included in real work that includes real challenges. If we pay attention, we see that’s just what they pretend to do when they play.
stack firewood to prepare for the upcoming winter: 为将要到来的冬天堆积柴火
make a gift to celebrate ：制作一个礼物庆祝
change a favorite recipe to accommodate Grandpa’s diabetes：为了适应爷爷的糖尿病改变菜谱
participate along with us：跟我们一起参与
feel the intrinsic satisfaction of doing something：通过做xxx感到内在的满足感
educational tasks ：教育相关的任务
serve no purpose ：没有任何目的
when learning is connected to something truly purposeful, it can’t help but kindle motivation.
feel honored to ：感到骄傲
Children should spend most of their time studying or playing; they shouldn't be required to help the family with household chores, such as cleaning and washing.