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Family Honor Plate

I received a complimentary Family Honor Plate for reviewing purposes.

IMG_5924The Family Honor Plate is a wonderful gift for a family! We received ours last month, and saved it for Thanksgiving Day, when we gathered with extended family.

IMG_5945The Family Honor Plate is meant to be a tool to help get out children thinking about values and fruits of the spirit. The creators have given us some great guidelines:

  • IMG_5944Step #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.
  • IMG_5942Step #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:IMG_5940Turn 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.

We found, though, the plate was a wonderful activity that led to these discussions naturally.

IMG_5922The Family Honor Plate comes with a sample set of Tabletime discussion cards (the full set is available separately). I thought we’d breeze through the questions, but the children really kind of dug into the questions, and we didn’t move forward as fast as I thought.

IMG_5948In fact, it was the littles – my nieces and nephews – who were super clear in their minds about their answers, and willing to share. The older boys were more thoughtful, but not quite as articulate. It was great to hear the kids opening up to us (adults) and to each other.

 

The Family Honor Plate would be a wonderful gift, or as we did, a heartfelt family craft for a special occasion, that becomes a meaningful heirloom. You can find the Family Honor Plate, the Table Thyme cards, and more on their website.

 

 

 Our finished Family Honor Plate. #OneofaKind
Our finished Family Honor Plate. #OneofaKind

I received a complimentary Family Honor Plate for reviewing purposes.

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