Our biggest goal as a parent is to raise our children so they can be self-governing in all areas of their life.
Our Children are Watching
Parents want to teach their kids character but they mistakenly believe they have to have it all together before they can be an example.
Though kids do see hypocrisy – they also see sincerity.
When you are honest about where you are and how you are growing, your children will see an example worth imitating.
You can both grow and be an example – at the same time!
Don’t let your failures, lacks and weaknesses limit character growth in your family. Be intentional. Be proactive.
5 Keys for Parents to Understand
Self-coaching questions so you can grow as a person of character
Printable bonus to use as a Reminder
Growing in Character is a Life long Pursuit
One of the character values that we wanted reflected in our family was order – and yet it is a character trait I struggle with. Instead of waiting till I had this nailed I determined to teach it to my kids as a value that we held in high regard, and yet one that I was still learning. This was no surprise to my kids. They could see my messy desk, they could see piles that would creep up on us, they could see my ironing pile being ignored. But as we worked on this together – we grew as a family. As the kids grew older they continued to help me grow in this area of my life. To be honest – I still struggle, and I still determine in my heart to take one step at a time towards managing my time, and possessions in an orderly way so that I can be efficient and purposeful in all that I do.
Character is the quality of our response to people or circumstances.
Character is our values in action.