Monday, March 21, 2011
Motivational Monday - "Make Time for Children"
Is your home the kind of place that your children want to be? Do they feel loved and accepted? Is your home filled with warmth, happiness, light and the feeling of security and belonging, a place that your children want to be?
Make time for children now before you're out of time.
Letter of the First Presidency, February 11, 1999
TAKE time to be together ..... although youth and teens enjoy being with friends, take time to enjoy your children.
Plan and do activities together, in the end, it's the family that plays the most important role. Take the initiative and go out and do activities with your kids and /or their friends or other families.
"We call upon parents to devote their best efforts to teaching and rearing of their children in gospel principles which will keep them close to the church. The home is the basis of a righteous life, and no other instrumentality can take its place or fulfill its essential functions in carrying forward this God-given responsibility.
We counsel parents and children to give highest priority to family prayer, family home evenings, gospel study and instruction, and wholesome family activities.
However worthy and appropriate other demands and activities may be, they must not be permitted to displace the divinely - appointed duties that only parents and families can adequately perform."
The following by: President James E. Faust, Ensign June 2003
"One of the main problems in society today is that we spend less and less time together. Some, even when they are together, spend an extraordinary amount of time in front of the television, which robs them of personal time for reinforcing feelings of self-worth.
Family home evenings give individuals and families important time to talk and listen as parents and children, brothers and sisters, spouses, and friends. Time together is precious - time needed to encourage and to show how to do things.
Less time together can result in loneliness, which may produce feelings of being unsupported, untreasured, and inadequate.