I have given all 5 of the kids a prayer to be responsibke for each day. The purpose is twofold. One, to relieve some of the pressure off of myself. Two, to make the kids more aware and responsible for their prayer life.
It can be very difficult once the day begins to stop and take time out for prayer...
at 11:55 each day we stop and my 13 year old daughter reads the saint of the day. My 11 year old daughter leads us in the Angelus.
Our little 3 year old loves to pray with us, it is a big deal to him especially when we kneel down as we say," the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us". The kids like having a leading part, it makes them feel good to be a role model for each other.
My two older boys lead us as well. My 16 year old leads a St. Joseph vocational Prayer and my 14 year old leads us in St. Francis of Assisi and a Daily Spiritual Communion. Everyone has their part!