The theme this week is on helping your children get along. This is a tough one, isn't it? The only thing I can offer up is to encourage your kids when you find them doing something praiseworthy for the others. On the flip side when they say or do things that aren't kind or gentle we stop them, remind them of (my favorite) Philippians 2, "do nothing out of selfish ambition, consider others more important than yourself." (very loosely paraphrased) Then we practice what the right thing to do or say would be. BUT sometimes it feels like we do this about 10,000 times each day, and it feels like we aren't getting anywhere. AND I don't catch everything they do wrong, AND I am not 100% consistent, especially when tired, run down, "too busy," etc. There you go, now you know I am not perfect, please don't stop reading my blog.
I really have a desire to see my kids be friends with each other as they grow, post your ideas too and link to Laugh Learn Love, can't we all use the help and encouragement?