This means involving even out youngest munchkins in the day to day activities of life- cleaning, baking, cooking, rearranging, serving others, etc..... instead of waiting until they are teenagers and need to be learning these things before they get married, go to college, or move out on their own. If we blend it in as part of every day life and education, their leaving home will be more of a seamless transition, rather than shocking chaos!
Here's an excerpt from her post:
I remember well how my counselors in high school puffed me up—how I scored so high on my SAT’s I was told I could skip my freshman year—and yet when I moved out on my own I felt so inept! Dealing with a home, a husband and a new baby wanted to totally overwhelm me. I was like a rabbit, wanting to run at any noise or disturbance.
I was an educated ignoramus.
[This is exactly how I felt!]
Here's the link, so you can read the whole entry.... and poke around her blog some more. She has some great posts!