Your Beliefs… A Family Focus
June 9, 2011 in Guests
A wonderful article was recently posted entitled: Creed of My Family Coven. It gave an amazing example of a family creed and poses questions to help you create your own personal family creed. This is a wonderful activity for the entire family that helps lend guidance to your life and the choices you and your family will make.
Once your family has written a family creed how can you get your children to internalize and live by the principals and ethics your family believes in?
Well, for the most part children are simple little beings. They tend to model and repeat (sometimes to our dismay) what is seen and heard day in and day out. Those adults that surround them most often will have the largest impact. Therefore, a good place to start is to personally live the way you want your children to live. Show them through example what it looks like and sounds like to live by the creed your family has chosen.
During the hours of the day that your children are not with you, surround them with positive role models. Make sure that the people in charge of caring for your children understand how you expect your children to be treated and how you expect your children to treat others. It is perfectly exceptable to share your family creed at a parent teacher conference. Even though your family creed may be spiritual in nature it is by far more of a guideline to a respectful and loving existence. Hard to find fault in that…
Making Your Family Creed a Focus Every Day:
- Start by working with your family to create a artistic display for your home. Brainstorm ways to do this that include a bit of input from everyone. Little ones might be able to color. Older children can write the creed out in fancy lettering. Mom can assemble the finished product in a frame or scrapbook style wall display. & Dad can find the perfect place in the kitchen or family room to hang the final masterpiece.
- Select a time when the family is together daily (dinner, family time) and reread your family creed. Discuss ways you have chosen to live by the principals. For children, it is especially helpful to give examples of times you did something difficult in order to live the kind of life your family has agreed upon.
With a little family planning and a few minutes each day, you and those you love can grow closer to the earth and the Goddess. The time spent renewing your beliefs and reflecting on your life will be time well spent.
Brightest blessings to you & yours.