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I love doing crafts and activities with the kids. Family time is very important at our house and when we can incorporate some Faith with it, that is a bonus. We had the opportunity to create our very own Family Honor Plate.
The Family Honor Plate starts as a DIY ceramics-painting project you get to create with your family and bake at home. Then it turns into a fun family tradition and parenting tool to raise our children in the fruits of the Holy Spirit, as written in Galatians 5:22.
The Family Honor Plate has the virtues listed in the center of the plate for mom and dad to use as their anchor, their moral compass to guide them in how they need to show up for and to their children. This is how our children learn what character (Christ’s Character) is, what it looks like, what it feels like. Our children are watching us and learning from us. The kit comes with everything you need, so all you need to bring is your family’s creativity.
The Family Honor Plate turns dinnertime into a celebration when you catch someone making good choices and showing good character and present their meal on the FAMILY HONOR PLATE. This is when you:
- Talk about the choices they made and the virtues and character that it showed (Be specific).
- Talk about how they made everyone involved feel and the impact they had on people and how that is POWERFUL and BEAUTIFUL.
My girls had a blast painting this beautiful plate. Their seventeen year old brother added a few finishing touches here and there also. They both worked together deciding what to paint while discussing each word on the center of the plate, and it’s meaning. I enjoyed watching their creativity shine while they each took a turn painting.
Now that the plate is complete, we take a moment each evening at dinner time to reflect on one of the virtues, and how we applied it to our day.
We also enjoy the Table Thyme Discussion Cards. We each take turns asking the questions and everyone has a chance to answer. It has taught us how to communicate more and open up as a family.
Every question is followed up with “Why?” to take everyone’s answers to a deeper more intimate level. That’s where the magic is and the real conversation starts. So now when even a simple question such as…”What is your favorite dessert?” for example, rather than someone answering “Apple Pie” and then moving on to the next person, the whole family gets to walk down memory lane because it reminds them of Grandma Smith who always made apple pies with them when they came to visit.” Her house always smelled of fresh baked pies and she gave the best hugs when we walked in the door.”
Communication is the key to connecting, building and maintaining healthy relationships. When we are raise our children to be confident in their ability to communicate with others and get their point across, situations are less stressful and they have better outcomes.
Both of these make a fabulous Christmas gift and you can click here to visit the online store to learn more. Merry Christmas!
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