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A recent study by sociologist, Scott Coltran claims that when parents do chores at home alongside their children, the children cooperate better at school. They understand that in a group, everyone plays a part. And the child feels his own work is more important.

This picture of a parent and child at work together contains a second lesson. When parents tackle a task alongside their children, rather than just assign the task, children learn that leaders don't just bark directions; they help.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. When your parent or boss rolled up his sleeves and joined you in the work at hand, how did you feel? For me, those times instilled a sense of the importance of my task—and the high calling of our daily work.

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

(Deut. 6:6-7)

Image by Robbie Kennedy. Used with permission. Sourced via Flickr.