Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Father's Word

One of the most powerful things a father can offer his child is his word. Children learn early to either trust their father's words or simply dismiss them because of the father's inability to keep his words.

Dad's even if you cannot keep the promise made to your child, go back to them and tell them why. This will teach your child the importance of keeping their word and what to do if you cannot keep your original promise.

This simple lesson will take your son or daughter a long way in relationships.

1 comment:

  1. I have held this philosophy as a mother. I always strive to keep my word to my children and when I can't for some reason, I apologize and explain myself. This also shows our children that we are not perfect, and when we make mistakes (such as not being able to keep a promise) owning up to the mistake is the best thing to do. It also shows your children that you value them as people and love them.