Can you get a hold of some old-fashioned adding machine tape? Or cut your own strip of plain white paper that looks like it. You are going to list these important concepts which add up to good character development for a teenager.

 

Parents and teens alike need to think about these terms each and every day. You can write these words on a strip of adding machine tape for yourself, and make a second copy for your teen.

 

Both of you can tape them to a place where you will see them every day. Examples: the inside of your closet, your bathroom mirror, the front of the fridge, or the inside front cover of your Bible.

 

Keep these words in front of you and your teen, and discuss them frequently, to help you both make life add up, day in and day out:

 

Good daily routine

Acceptance

Surrender

Realistic control

Detachment

Boundaries

Responsibility

Goals

Honesty

Letting go

Self-love

Self-nurturing

Compassion

Gratitude

Self-affirmation

Confessing wrongs

Forgiveness, given and taken

 


By Susan Darst Williams | www.TheDailySusan.com | Heart Lessons | © 2017