Our family value for March is perseverance

Every month our family focuses
a bit more specifically on one character quality.
Our goal is to teach/model character development in bite size pieces,
rather than attempting to shove the whole “Big Mac” in at one time.

To read a simple explanation of how I implement these ideas, see one of my first blog posts which dealt with
Building Courage, and Dealing with Honesty.
Today I have included a free, fun download which offers creative hands on tradition ideas, and activities that will help your family nurture healthy home habits specifically centered on developing Perseverance(click here).

(it’s worth it, it’s free…and lots of time went into creating it, so I hope it’s helpful. It takes a few seconds to load due to graphics 🙂

There are dinner conversation questions (yes, you can enjoy quality conversation around the dinner table), family fun night ideas, and a really creative way to get the children excited about chores (if that’s possible).
Perseverance, persistence, and good old fashioned “stick-to-it-iveness” are traits quickly becoming extinct with in today’s youth culture.

Sharing my ideas on building perseverance and persistence in our children is an upcoming post.

But, it definitely is in line with some of these thoughts:

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.– Author Unknown

“Be like a postage stamp – stick to one thing until you get there.” – Margaret Carty

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.– Thomas Edison

“Let’s raise children that can FINISH WELL!” Jen


If you enjoy celebrating the fun and frolic of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some tradition ideas, crafts and character building fun to tie in throughout the month. They focus on helping your children dream big, and think of others. (They take a few seconds to load due to the graphics).

If you only have time to browse one thing – click on the perseverance ideas above. How can your kids pass up the cutest “work to win” challenge? 🙂

Many of the ideas below can work at any time of the year, not just for St. Patty’s Day.

Once a Day ~ Conversation Starters: The Value of Dreams
Once a Week ~ Family Fun Night: The Dream Box
Once a Month ~ Treasured Traditions: The ‘Charmed’ Dream Cake
Once a Year ~ The Family Story: Dream Cards
Once in a While ~ Gifts of Love: Doorknob Dream Drops with Basket Pattern