Commitment—it’s such an important character trait for kids to learn! How can we both model commitment and give kids hands-on experience learning about commitment? Be inspired with these great tips and practical tools for all parents!

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  1. Awesome, Sue! Thank you so much! Yes, agreed–maintaining a strong marriage is the key above all else. It’s not always easy–and no one has a perfect marriage!–but it’s so important for our kids to see us committed to our spouses through thick and thin.

  2. I am so happy you put number ONE as “Maintain a strong marriage!” I think that is key above all else! We have to role model what commitment is, and a strong marriage, is what our children see every day! Lovely post! Blessing, Sue @ mama of three boys. (I found you through Grace and truth link up 🙂

  3. Hey Alicia! Great article. Sports has been a great way for my kiddo to learn commitment. I love all of your tips. Thank you for linking up at Funtastic Friday.

  4. Thanks for these great ideas! I’m always trying to think of new ways to help my children grow and learn, and there are some ideas I hadn’t thought of. We think we are going to use moving to a new area and a new house as a big family project – they’ll love to get involved and it will definitely help them understand commitment and what it takes to build a home for all of use! #justanotherlinky

  5. I love your ideas. Unfortunately some of them would not be feasible for my children as we are a blended family already but I do believe it is up to us as the grown ups to ensure our children don’t shy away from commitment.

  6. Great ideas here! So diverse and yet a lot of them are common sense. I particularly like the first one as it engages us as adults bit it’s also sometimes a bit difficult to do it! I also think it’s important to get children involved with housework and taking care of pets. #justanotherlinky

  7. Great encouragement! Love all the points you are giving – I have made it a habit to always kiss my children when I buckle them in and also when I wipe their hands and faces after we eat. It adds an extra touch of love I think – an extra kiss to the day so to speak. Still working on the chores one, though, but my children are a little bit younger. And I know we’ll get there eventually. Great tips, thanks for sharing.
    Visiting from a happy and blessed home link up.

  8. These are such great tips! I have an almost 5-year-old and an eight-year-old and many of these are things we try to model/ practice with them on a regular basis (which is encouraging!), but you’ve given me some new ideas too. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hi Jennifer! I can see how AWANA (and orchestra!) would be a great way to learn about commitment. Lots of memorizing and practicing there! What instrument do you play?

  10. I love your suggestions, Alicia. One of the most powerful ways I learned commitment as a young person was by participating in a church ministry. I started helping in the AWANA program when I was in 6th grade, and I joined our church orchestra in 8th grade. Taking on these responsibilities instilled a sense of commitment and faithfulness, and I’m so thankful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Grace & Truth!

  11. Yes, our world is not “committed” to marriage, jobs, etc. Great ideas to instill that character trait into our children. Thanks for sharing with #What to Read Wednesday. Hope to see you again next week!

  12. Annette, yes, love it! I think that’s such an important lesson for kids. Experience is the best teacher, right?! Keep up the great work!

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