Class Member: Husband will get on board eventually. Keep at it.
Class Member: Printed family statement. Will hang on the wall and repeat before FHE each week.
Class Member: 1st time taking class, with 6 year old.
Class Member: 1st time taking class, 6, 4, baby. FHE brainstormed for motto. “Be good and kind and have a happy mind.” Talked about showing respect to others on the bus with our behavior. Needed to use it this week.
Class Member: Wrote motto, think about it. It’s helped me to not yell so much. Are you being a good…..? No. Then what do you need to do?
Class Member: Funny cheer. Texted it to husband when he had a bad day.
Your cheer doesn’t have to be serious. It needs to bring your family to life. It makes them feel good.
Class Member: We relooked at our mission statement. We chose a family theme song. It’s not an LDS song, but it has a positive message. Kick off Saturday cleaning the last couple of weeks. “We Shine!”
They don’t have to be primary songs. They need to have good standards.
Class Member: Older teenagers. We have had family mission statement for years. In vinyl lettering on plaque by door. The kids are memorizing it. Youngest is 13. It matters to them. 19 year old rattled it off with no problem. It sunk in that what I’m doing was working. My son wanted to skip family night to do homework. We referred back. It really does work.
It can be real subtle.
Class Member: We worked on mission statement. The kids are starting to realize who we are. They have an identity. We talked about establishing a routine. We have a system down with what is working so far. They are getting an allowance. Establishing a routine has been good to see that they are in charge of a zone each day. To get up earlier than the kids has been good. The kids are more responsible and ready for the day.
Anyone read the Conference Talk?
Class Member: My oldest was only 12 when Elder Lawrence gave talk. No sleepovers. We have referred to that talk so many times. It’s given me the ability to say I love you so much, that this is what we are doing. That’s give her the ground to stand on.
Too many of you try to be your child’s buddies. Be their parent. When they are married and have a family of their own be their parent. It’s not a popularity contest.
Class Member: 8 children. I listened to both conference talks online. Impressed with “Good Better Best”. As a family we are going to try and get the ‘best’ things in our home. Being a good example of using your time wisely, getting up early. We wrote mission statement. It’s making a difference with our 11 year old.
Writing a mission statement is a little thing. Writing a cheer is a little thing. If you do little things, great things come to pass.
Class member's example of family motto....