In our Family, we Value our own Qualities and Skills
- Take a moment to think of a quality or a skill you already see in your child. Notice when you see this quality or skill in their everyday actions and interactions. Think how you can reflect this back in a meaningful way. Perhaps in a text, in a post it note on their pillow, perhaps in a quiet, private moment.
- From time to time, around the meal table, ask your children to notice one quality or skill they have seen in other family members. Encourage them to look for emerging qualities or skills they haven’t noticed before.
- Demonstrate to your children how our qualities and skills are not fixed, but can be developed over time. For example: “I’ve been trying to be more organised recently; I think some of the strategies I tried have been making a difference. Have you noticed whether I have been more organised?”
- Ask your children to think of a skill they can use to serve others at home. For example: baking a cake each week; coaching a younger sister in netball; updating apps on Dad’s phone.
- Identify a skill or quality you would like to see each of your children develop over coming months. How could you give them opportunities to support this?