“Good manners are just being kind and thinking of others. From early in the morning till the end of the day, do and say the kindest things in the kindest way.”
This is a quote from the Child’s Book of Manners that my mom read to me when I was a child and then I read it to my kids.
Kindness is a key to living a peaceful life. It is a fruit of the Spirit and it’s a quality well worth enforcing in the lives of our kids. Training our children to be kind takes effort. Kindness is not a behavior that our children are born with; therefore, consistent training is necessary. Being kind means to be gracious, agreeable and pleasant.
My question to you is why do you allow sibling rivalry among your children? Guess what, sibling rivalry is not a phase that your children will outgrow. Yes, it is natural but, it must be unacceptable. 2 Peter 1:5-7 instructs us to make every effort to add to our faith, goodness; and to goodness knowledge; and to knowledge self-control; and to self-control; perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
Bottom line is: If my kids are being unkind to each other, they will be in big trouble! That’s right, no excuses.
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