Hey Everyone! How is your summer going so far? I hope it’s been as wonderful as mine. Every year I forget how quickly they go by, and vow to myself to soak in every available moment. Just thought I would share with you some of the things I have cooked up so far for […]
Posts in the "Monthly Value" category:
Introduction to November’s Value: Peaceability
Children need calmness. It gives them a kind of security. Peace and the control of temper is a powerful and important value that is largely a product of love and of the atmosphere created in a home!
Introduction to October’s Value: Kindness and Friendliness
Kind, friendly people are generally more happy and successful than those who are often unfriendly and unkind. As we help our children work on kindness and friendliness, we’re helping them to grow and stretch in very important ways. Check out these simple, tried-and-true ideas for teaching our children to be a little more kind and friendly.
Introduction to September’s Value: Loyalty and Dependability
Children can learn what loyalty and dependability are through stories, games, role-playing, and discussion. It’s not always an easy choice. Sometimes being loyal and dependable means doing what is right even when it is hard.
Introduction to August’s Value: Unselfishness and Sensitivity
It takes real effort on the part of parents, and sometimes a long time for children, to realize that the world does not revolve around them. Check out these tried-and-true methods for teaching children to be a bit less selfish.
Introduction to July’s Value: Honesty
This will help small children realize that feelings are caused by what has happened — and that it is okay to feel things and okay to tell others honestly how we feel.
Introduction to June’s Value: Self-Reliance and Potential
Think of self-reliance and potential is as two sides of the same coin. Self-reliance has a lot to do with taking the blame or the responsibility for negative things that happen. While potential is taking little credit and having the right kind of pride.
Introduction to May’s Value: Courage
We had been talking with our 10-year-old son Talmadge about courage, and I’d been trying, in my long-winded way, to explain the difference between true courage or being a leader for the right.I had been trying to communicate the idea that real bravery was an inner thing, it was then that Talmadge interrupted with…
Introduction to March’s Value: Fidelity and Chastity
For those who wish to teach their children about the desirability of fidelity in marriage and the good sense of abstinence before marriage, Richard and Linda Eyre offer some very helpful ideas.
Introduction to February’s Value: Love
Introduction Our youngest child is named Charity. We liked the sound of the word as well as its definition of “pure love.” A few weeks before her first birthday we were trying to generate a discussion of love with our older children around the dinner table. What is love? What causes us to feel it […]
Introduction to January’s Value: Self Discipline
Self-discipline and moderation are two sides of the same coin. Self-discipline is pulling up and away from the laziness of doing too little. Moderation is pulling in and away from the excesses of trying to do or to have too much.
Introduction to June’s Value: Justice and Mercy
Justice and mercy — these words seem too abstract, multifaceted, maybe even too religious for children to understand. Yet when they are broken down into their simplest form, they are the basic values for every household — the values around which everything else revolves.