The things we are trying to teach them would seem to be everyday,common, polite things yet somewhere along the way they have been forgotten about, or not focused on.
Saying please and thank you shows that you are polite and respectful.
My hubby and I have already had to go down the road of modesty. Dressing so that you feel comfortable and stylish yet are covered up. For example, wearing a tank top under a shirt that may dip a little low or wearing a skirt over leggings that may be a little tighter.
We believe if we instill the art of being modest now at the ages of six and four when it comes to their choices in wardrobe later on they will remember the importance of being modest.
Do you know what so and so did today,no one included me today, that girl is so mean, you aren’t my sister anymore….all these things and more I hear tumbling from the mouths of our sweet girls.
The way we are choosing to dial down the drama is to say to them:
*Stand up for yourself when someone is not treating you kindly, be strong and courageous.
*Always be kind to others.4. Watch Your Words:
The saying if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it at all rings true. The problem is when you are a little girl you can’t always keep things in,you have to share it with someone. Actually, I know some adults like that 🙂 My blonde sweet girl recently had a substitute in school and as she and a friend were getting off the bus I overheard them saying mean things about the substitute.
*We are teaching our girls to think before you speak because your words have power.
*We have started encouraging our little ladies to wait until they get home to spill the beans about the unkind thoughts they are thinking.
The simple practice of putting others before yourself.
6. Guard Your Heart For It Is The Wellspring Of Life:
Choose your friends wisely, choose friends that bring out the best in you.
You are a lady and should be treated as such.We are so very proud of the two little ladies that we have the privilege to watch blossom. Our hope is as they grow they remember the things we have instilled in them along the way.