Teach Your Children Work Ethic with Eric Chester II

Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 053.
Today we’re going to finish the conversation I started last week with Eric Chester.  Eric is the author of the book Reviving Work Ethic* and as an author and speaker he has visited over 1500 schools.  Eric is not just aware of how important a strong work ethic is, but also how it is lacking in today’s teens and young adults.  


In speaking with many businesses and business leaders over the years, Eric has found seven common traits that employers are looking for.  We discuss these traits, what they mean, and why they are important.  These traits are:

  • Positive Attitude
  • Reliability
  • Professionalism
  • Initiative
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Gratitude 

As a parent who wants my children to succeed, I’m definitely working on making these core values an intrinsic part of my children’s character.   Which trait do you see most lacking in America today?


Thanks for listening!  Please join me next week as I talk about how to teach work ethic to your toddlers and young children.


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  • rachel larick

    I think Integrity and Reliability is missing in America today. Most of the teens I see are so lazy and have no initiative.

    • goatmilkstuff

      I agree. And as a business owner, it’s a real problem. PJ