Instilling virtue in our children can be a very serious business. After all, the adult world is a competitive place, and we want kids to be prepared.
Unfortunately, the desire to raise our children can lead to harsh patterns that hold them back. At report card time, an almost straight-A student might be asked why they didn’t get that in a high little grade. Or a teenager who shows the slightest sign of irresponsibility might get a 15-minute lecture.
Most parents don’t want to be harsh. They simply don’t have the parenting tools they need to motivate their children positive ways. Instead of stern faces and endless lectures, what if you could teach your children important virtues with a smile and a laugh?
The good news is that you can – and we’re talking about it how in our Focus on the Family Broadcast”Fun Ways to Instill Virtue in Your Children” with author Courtney DeFeo. She shares fun ways to instill important qualities in your children’s behavior, such as the following:
- Be patient
In the midst of a busy life, how do you effectively pass on important qualities to your children?
Courtney shares in modern terms why the most tried-and-true method is still the one described in Deuteronomy 6:7: “You will teach this diligently to your children, and you will say it when you sit in your house, and when you walk on the road, and when you lie down, and when you get up.”
Listen to my conversation with Courtney on “Fun Ways to Instill Virtue in Your Children” on your local radio station, onlineon Apple Podcaststhrough Google Podcastsor take us with you to our free phone app.
Before I end, I would like to extend an invitation for you to become a special partner with us through our monthly “Friends of Family Focus” program. If you do, I’ll send you a copy of Courtney DeFeo’s book In This House We Laugh: Making Virtues, Love, and Laughter an Everyday Part of Your Family as a way of saying thank you for touching others with the love of Christ. To make your pledge, or for more information, click HERE or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).