“We first make our habits, then our habits make us”.
Yeah – I’ve been harping on the habits at home. A lot. It’s getting to be a habit.
However, as I explained to my kids, developing good habits is not only good for them now – it’s really what’s good for them later. I told them, yes, I want them to do certain things at home to make our home more orderly, to learn responsibility and to show respect, but more importantly, it’s for them to find success and happiness now and in the future. That is what good habits do!
Their interpretation was “We are programming them now to do what we want them to do so they can program their baby robots in the future”.
Ok. If that’s how you see it. Sure:) Your baby robots will be happy that you were programmed so well:)) (And I’m sure your spouse will appreciate the good habits too).
So we are going to start reading/reviewing “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens” (and modify it a bit for our tweens and younger guys) during family night. It’s an excellent “teen version” of Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People/Families”. I just think developing good habits is key for success, so it’s something that I want to focus on in the summer. You know, be a little proactive (Habit #1:)