"Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal,
and eternal identity and purpose."
The letter "G" was a hard one for the kids to learn in the Family Proclamation A, B, Cs this week. I guess there were some pretty big words in there for a 3 and 5-year-old, and I wasn't as diligent about having them practice.
I was helping Guy memorize this line from the Family Proclamation this morning, but he was getting frustrated, so we stopped. Then this afternoon, Scarlett, who had been listening in all morning, busted out with the whole phrase all on her own!
Learning is such a funny thing. Kids really do absorb what is done and said in the home so naturally. I have had the Spirit whisper this truth to me this week--that one major reason why families benefit from having a Mother in the home is because it's just so much easier for children to learn important lessons by watching Mom's example in every day situations. Every moment of the day is an opportunity to model faith, courage, humility, hard work, and every other good behavior that is necessary for children to become happy, healthy, well-rounded individuals. And they pick up these lessons at lightening speed! I am so thankful that I have the ability to be with my children in this way.