I believe it is the secret sauce for summer success — daily character training!
Why do I say that? Because a lack of character in your children can lead to frustration and discouragement, as well as a lack of joy in the home.
The Secret Sauce For Summer Success
If your children haven’t learned the character trait of obedience, summer is not going to be fun. That is no matter how great your plans are for summer fun. They won’t listen and do what they are supposed to do. The daily battles of the will wear you down quickly.
The most important task of parents is to prepare their children for life, and the best way to prepare them for life is to teach, model, and promote the development of godly character. Character training is the most important activity for a parent to be engaged in. If a child is taught nothing else save character alone, he will be better prepared for life than those who are taught pure academics but no character.
Even though we know that character training is important, often parents feel that they don’t have time to fit it into their already busy days. However, it is something that we need to make time for and make one of our top priorities. (Not only in the summer but all year round.
God’s Word tells us that first, we should build our children’s faith, then their character (virtue), and then add knowledge or academics. (II Peter 1:5)
Character training doesn’t have to be a difficult task or one that takes a long time. It is the secret sauce for a successful summer!
Be sure to also download this ebook for practical character training tips for different ages and stages. (170 pages of helpful ideas!)