I recognize that it is really important for children to do some strenuous work to learn about life. Parents who spoil their youngsters and never make them work are actually doing these children a disservice. It makes them recognize they can skate through life without working hard, and all of us all guess that is not true at all. I constantly make our youngsters do manual labor, and if our home doesn’t need chores done, I make them do chores for someone who needs the help. Our neighborhood is not a wealthy one, and I guess for a fact that several of our neighbors still rely on old-style wood burning heating systems. I myself grew up with a fireplace as the only source of heating for the house. My Mom used to make me split firewood every weekend to keep the home heated. A few years ago I connected our apartment to a natural gas line for our primary source of heating, but I decided that splitting wood was still a good way to help out our neighbors. I have our oldest son and kid alternate who is splitting wood into kindling and logs the right size for a fireplace. Then I have our many youngest load up their sled with wood and take it over to our neighbors houses for them to use in their heating systems. This way all of us can help our friends and family with the heating of their homes, and it keeps our youngsters active and working hard, everybody deserves heating, even if they can’t afford their own central Heating, Ventilation, and A/C systems.