Saturday, January 29, 2011

Gender is Essential & Eternal

"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.


  1. Ditto! So grateful to be home to see all the amazing things they learn and do. Thanks for all the great ideas you share with us.

  2. Thanks for the great reminder of the importance of being home!

  3. Have you heard of the book "Why Gender Matters?" by Leonard Sax. It was just referred to us. I'm amazed at how clear you can understand Miss Scarlett True while eating!

  4. wow what impressive kids and their mom! good job.

  5. I always felt extremely fortunate to be home with my children. I knew no one else would put the love and care into that job that I could.

    Great post.


  6. Completely agree! And I never forget to thank heavenly father for a husband who is more than willing to work hard every day to provide financially for our family so that I can have the blessing of being able to stay home with our children. :)

  7. Love it that they are memorizing it. Great job!! I think I will have to start my girls on doing the same thing. They are older, so it should be easier right???