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Word for the Week: Consistency
Do you struggle with being consistent? Some days it’s hard to get up early (or even on time), some days are hard to consistently apply discipline and rules with your children (they are so good at wearing us down, right)? But over time, consistency pays big.
Being consistent is hard work in the beginning, but with each day we build more endurance and character. As we are consistent each day, it becomes a little easier to be consistent tomorrow.
Consistency Makes a Difference
Be Consistent with Yourself
Before you can teach your children to be disciplined and consistent, you must first be consistent. Be consistent in your morning routines and evening routines. Show your children you know how to plan ahead. Hold yourself accountable to be consistent every day.
This week, consider one area or aspect of your life where you are inconsistent and need to improve. Commit today to making a few changes this week that will help you be more consistent in this area.
Be Consistent with Your Expectations for Your Children
When you set rules and expectations for your children, if you do not consistently apply them, your children will notice. They know always know when they don’t have to comply with your requests the first time they are asked. If you want your children to be responsive to you and other leaders in their life (teachers, grandparents, etc…), you have to consistently tell them your expectations and then make sure they meet those standards.
Being consistent with children is a parenting challenge (anyone else agree?). They will wait, put off, do the minimum you ask until you are so tired you stop asking. They are consistently testing you. My middle daughter challenges me on homework. She will put it off, avoid doing it to see what she can get away with. As a parent, I have to be consistent in my expectation and insistence that she complete her homework to the best of her ability. If I am inconsistent, she will try to find ways to get out of her homework.
This week, look at one area you are inconsistent with your children and take steps this week to start being more consistent. If you continue to be consistent, within a few weeks you should notice improvements.
Remember, we are all working on this together and don’t give up. I know you are tired (me too). Consistency pays. The rewards for your hard work may be just a day away.
Time for the Party
Thank you to everyone who shared their posts last week. Last week, so many great posts were shared with encouraging words for our spiritual lives, ideas to improve our parenting, recipes, and more….
This Week’s Featured Posts:
How to Respond When Your Child Get In Trouble at School by Tickling the Wheat
How to Get a Blurred Background Photographing Kids by What Moms Love
Back-to-School Prayer with Freebie by Raising an Arrow
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