Start With Your Family’s Vision
Every family is different in so many ways, but we all have one thing in common. We want the best for our children.
You wouldn’t be reading this post or considering what is being talked about here if you were not one of those parents willing to do almost anything for their family’s betterment.
Writing your family’s vision is a great activity to do together, but there are a few things you will want to do to prepare beforehand. If you weren’t sure how to write your family’s vision, you can’t expect your children to know!
- Discuss with your spouse the general direction you think your family is designed for
- Make some notes of the gifts you believe each of your children possess and how you can help orchestrate them together towards a common goal
- Have list of traits and adjectives available to enrich the vocabulary beyond “great”, “cool” and “awesome”….
- Read “The Path” by Laurie Beth Jones *or consider doing some simple preliminary aptitude or personality testing. Most kids really enjoy this! “Discover Who You Are”* is a decent Christian resource among others.
- The bottom line is: How would you like your great-grandchildren to describe your family in the ages to come?
If it gets overwhelming or seems impossible, then you are over-thinking it. Start simple. As you work towards your goals, you or other family members will inevitably think of ways to revise or enhance your initial vision. Give yourself a time limit if needed to get something down on paper!
*these are affiliate links that you might find helpful and if you purchase, help HSE with (very) small commissions. (FYI: We own the majority of books recommended!)