My wife and I reared 5 children and 1,000s of projects over the years. We never made a profit. We did raise 5 children who kept their money and went to college. Everyone of them has made it to the top of whatever profession they chose. I am proud of what they have done and think their projects had something to do with it. Both older sons became managers at an age when they were not shaving good. One daughter will soon have her doctorate while she has been a 5th grade teacher, she is not married and is 26. One dauther is the head of finance for a university. One son owns his own home, has been the top salesman for his company ever since he graduated from college, writes country songs, and is still single at 27 years of age. All that went to college graduated at the top of their class. Two were athletes in college. One has been to Iraq twice and has many men under him that are older and have been in the service longer than he.
I BELIEVE in projects for children to learn responsibility and that responsibility is on band night, game night, bad weather night, date night, and even if you are not feeling real well. Most never missed a day of school, except for times they felt really bad, and the same is true of work.
Did I mention that we have 10 grandchildren who are city kids but their parents have projects for them.