Dad Hack 008: Take on a project and hard work will be second nature

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Day-to-day chores are great, but joining forces on a long-term project can show your child just what hard work is. Whether it’s a home-improvement project, writing a book, fixing up a car or painting a mural, make your kid part of the process and they’ll soon experience hard work, patience and that sweet feeling of it all being worth it.

Ben Larsen

Written by: Ben Larsen

Ben is one of the founders here at First Time Father Project. Follow Ben's trial-by-fire parenting here with columns, essays and more. Learn more about him here.

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