What’s that you say? Well, Lora headed off to a ministry conference and that means I’m in charge of the house and the kids. That means we do thing MY WAY. What it doesn’t mean is that we throw out all the “mommy rules.” In fact, we’re going to take this opportunity to make sure that we learn a few lessons in team work, effort, finishing a job and finishing it well, and other character stuff like that.
I’ve discovered that as much as I wish it wasn’t, it’s a long hard process to instill hard-working, respectful, honest and self-reliant characteristics into your kids. You can’t just give them another one of your lectures (tried that) or point out what they’re doing wrong and hope they figure out how to “fix things” (yep done that too). The only way to help is consistency. That means you say it, teach it, and enforce it again, and again, and again. That’s the one and only way
And it doesn’t just apply to kids now does it?