One thing that has really inspired me are her character development tips. She has shared about perseverance, patience and self control. This week I jumped on board with her in teaching my children about self control. Who could use more of that? Me and my precious boys!
It was fun to make a "self control" card with our scripture for it on the back. We talked about the definition of self control and what it looks like in our family and home. We watched a character builders dvd with self control highlighted in it. We read books from the library and we role played a lot. Once when one of the boys were in time out for hitting I asked him, "What did you do wrong?" To which he replied, "I hit and didn't use self control." I thought, well it's working.
|Front of our card that we've kept on the fridge.|
|Back of the card with 1 Peter 5:8 on it.|
|The Character Builders dvd we watched.|
I want to develop the character of our children and teach them the Fruits of the Spirit. Even self control is hard for me on certain days, especially when I am trying to be gentle and not yell. I have to control my own urges to not lose my temper.