*This is a sponsored post from Flyby Promotions and I was sent the honor plate and Discussion cards for review in exchange for my honest review.*
Sometimes we as a family get caught up in life, watching what is on TV and not really listening to what each other has to say. But since we are moving into a new home soon we wanted to stop that. We wanted to have a device free dinner most nights but sometimes ran out of things to talk about because well we do at times. But have no fear because there is this pretty cool product called the Family Honor Plate. Here is what it’s all about:
Step #1 MOM AND DAD – BE THE EXAMPLE. BE THE ROLE-MODEL:
The virtues are listed in the center of the plate for mom and dad to use as their anchor, their moral compass to guide them in how they need to show up for and to their children. This is how our children learn what character (Christ’s Character) is, what it looks like, what it feels like. Our children are watching us and learning from us.
Step #2 BE ON THE LOOKOUT:
Look for the good choices and attitude your kids/spouse are making and showing throughout the day. Track it back to the virtues and character it shows.
Step #3 CELEBRATE THEIR CHARACTER:
Turn dinnertime into a celebration when you catch someone making good choices and showing good character and present their meal on the FAMILY HONOR PLATE. This is when you:
· Talk about the choices they made and the virtues and character that it showed (Be specific).
· Talk about how they made everyone involved feel and the impact they had on people and how that is POWERFUL and BEAUTIFUL.
This Plate will be sitting in our kitchen once we move and won’t be put away at all! We want to continue to share the love and honor that we have within our family! The Lets Talk Card’s are the best part in my opinion!! We have had more fun with them and even my sister said just before Thanksgiving that she might steal them to take Home to use on her friends! The questions make you think and yet answer truthful questions that probably most would want answered but not willing to ask you.
Every question is followed up with “Why?” to take everyone’s answers to a deeper more intimate level. That’s where the magic is and the real conversation starts. So now when even a simple question such as…”What is your favorite dessert?” for example, rather than someone answering “Apple Pie” and then moving on to the next person, the whole family gets to walk down memory lane because it reminds them of Grandma Smith who always made apple pies with them when they came to visit.” Her house always smelled of fresh baked pies and she gave the best hugs when we walked in the door.”
Communication is the key to connecting, building and maintaining healthy relationships. When we are raise our children to be confident in their ability to communicate with others and get their point across, situations are less stressful and they have better outcomes.
For any family this is a must have in their household for sure! I’m so glad we were able to review it! It will be going to the new house for sure! Check out their online store here.