I have two favorite Friday afternoons. Twice a year my son’s school invites parents to an end of the semester reflection. Students orally answer
What habit have I most grown in?
How do I know?
What habit do I most need to improve in?
What step can I take?
Students are remarkably humble and candid. I walk away every time thinking we parents could go and do likewise.
So what heart habits would make your list?
The twelve- through fourteen-year-olds focus on
As a writer, what do you want to cultivate? You might adopt some of the middle schoolers’ list. You may also want to deepen
When you have your list ask yourself
What are the evidences of these habits?
In which habit am I lacking?
What steps can I take to shore up the lack?
Think on these things. You’ll be glad you did.