I have been reading Say Goodbye to Whining Complaining, and Bad Attitudes... In You and Your Kids. Along with this book is Kids Honor Club children's curriculum.
Right away the book talks about giving gifts. Some gifts we give are bags of dirt, whining, complaining, bragging, etc. Then there are precious gifts, thank yous, I love yous, hugs, smiles, thinking of others first.
I was itching to start this curriculum but waited until a little guy who spends the days with us was back from vacation :) So last week we started.
What does it mean to show honor?
1. Treating people as special
2. Doing more than what's expected
3. Having a good attitude
We have only done the first lesson thus far but we keep using it every day. How have you shown honor today? - giving my brother the color otter pop he wanted even though it was the one I wanted too - I didn't hit anybody - giving you a hug and kiss - picking up my toys without complaining
Well, I tell you what! Those gifts are the BEST gifts ever. Being showed honor, seeing your children treat others with honor, seeing others treat your children with honor... What more could one ask for?! I am so looking forward to the next lesson :)
BEWARE: This will change you too!!!