When raising children in a world where anything and everything is available to even the youngest children with the click of a mouse or the tap of a tablet screen, it is important to make sure that this next generation of citizens enters into the world as young adults with the knowledge and training of a specific trade. This can ensure their future success and occupy their young minds so they are not swayed by some of the more adult-oriented material that is omnipresent in our world today. One of the best trade in which to train children is woodworking, because most schools also offer a “wood shop” class as well, so while your teen is busy learning the ways of the miter saw at home, he or she can also be fine-tuning these skills in the classroom as well.
Woodworking is one of the oldest crafts in the world, and even because newer technology is changing the field, the items that can be created with simple power tools, chisels, miter saws, and more are indefinitely numerous. Teaching these crafts to your child during the formative years will do much more than just provide knowledge of how to use these tools, though. Providing instruction in woodworking will also instill a great work ethic in your child as he/she prepares to enter the work world. This could mean the difference between your child becoming a responsible young adult or becoming a freeloader sleeping on the couches and spare mattresses of friends and relatives!
Furthermore, it is important to make sure that your children learn the value of a hard day’s labor at a young age as well. One way to combine teaching woodworking and teaching the value of your nation’s currency is to hold small sales where your teenager’s small woodworking trinkets can be proudly displayed and sold. There are many people who are interested in pieces of wood art that are created by hand, as they are unique and practically impossible to duplicate. If your child can master the intricate designs using tools such as a best miter saw for initial cuts followed by a finishing tool such as a small Dremel-type tool, he or she could possibly bring in a nice-sized chunk of change, and learn a valuable lesson about hard work, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and economics at the same time he or she is learning the new trade.
The possibilities here are endless, but the main point is simple. If your child does not have the time to sit around and numb his or her mind through video entertainment and video games while staring at a TV, tablet, or computer screen; then he or she can spent that time learning a valuable craft. While they will not all go on to become woodworkers, those who learn these lessons sooner in life will be able to understand the value of money and how that correlates with a hard day’s work spent earning the same.