Friday, March 9, 2007

Hard work and good attitudes pay off!

Elisha has been working for weeks on his attitude, and finally his hard work paid off! He's been wanting a bow and arrow for quite some time, so we made him a deal. Isn't it funny how your early parental thinking can change~ In Elisha's younger years our thoughts were "Children don't need rewards- they need to just do their work because it's the right thing for them to do~" We've come to realize that our home has been much more full of life and enjoyment, and the bonds with our children have been strengthened when we've worked with them toward goals with fun rewards along the way, instead of a "just do this because I said so." What is life, but learning from your past mistakes?

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