Sunday, September 25, 2011

Working Definitions

Use working definitions [with your children]:

1.    Obedience is doing what someone says, right away, without being reminded.

2.    Honor is treating people as special, doing more than what’s expected, and having a good attitude.

3.    Perseverance is hanging in there even after you feel like quitting.

4.    Attentiveness is showing people you love them by looking at them when they say their words.

5.    Patience is waiting with a happy heart.

6.    Self-discipline is putting off present rewards for future benefits.

7.    Gratefulness is being thankful for the things I have instead of grumbling about the things I don’t have.

The Parenting Book You Can Read to Your Kids by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller

These are simple definitions for children, but a powerful reminder for this adult.
For more great quotes, visit Barbara at Stray Thoughts.


  1. I totally benefited from all of those! haha. That sounds like a great parenting book!

  2. Wow, those are convicting even to adults. I always felt like parenting showed up my faults and sins more than most anything else, and I was learning these things along with my kids.

  3. I love these definitions. I think I've seen them when I used to receive their e-mails, and I wished I'd had them earlier. Great stuff.




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