First Things First. You get to paint and create your very own Family Honor Plate! You get everything you need to create your one-of-a-kind family heirloom:
Painting your Family Honor Plate: Simply Paint the outer rim of the Family Honor Plate. The paint will become permanent after baking and is food safe. Paint only the rim to protect the center image and ensure long term (years and years and years) contact with utensils does not potentially wear on the paint. Paint over the line? No problem - if you want to start over or want to clean up the edges - just wash or wipe it off while the paint is wet. If the paint has dried and you have not baked it yet, use windex on a paper towel to clean up the paint. It's that easy.
Bake your Family Honor Plate to make it Permanent: Place your Honor Plate in a cold conventional oven and set the temperature to 350 degrees. When the oven has reached 350 degrees, set the timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off leaving the honor plate in the oven until it is cool to the touch. Now you are ready for the magical part!
Celebrating their Choices and Character!
When building a house, the foundation is the most important step to ensure that the house stands strong through time, as well as endure the storms that we know will come along.
Character is the foundation required for your children to endure life’s storms.
Since most people make choices that create their own storms, a strong character will help your children avoid many of these obstacles and live a life filled with peace, loving relationships and endless opportunities.
Our character determines the choices we make and ultimately the life we create for ourselves. As a parent, it is our responsibility to create a home that models, nurtures and celebrates character.
Before we can build and celebrate character in our children we must first be their role- model for what character is, what character looks like, what character feels like. Do not underestimate your power and influence in who your children become. Your children are watching you. They are learning by what you do, NOT what you say.
The Family Honor Plate lists 9 virtues; Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control. Look to these virtues throughout your day as a moral compass and a beautiful way of being. These virtues will help YOU be the living example for your children. There are many other character traits to look for and acknowledge but the virtues/traits found on the Family Honor Plate are a great place to start and can easily become your personal mantra.
Your children are making good choices. Often times we’re not seeing them because we’re not looking for them.
These are all beautiful examples of character and the very traits that will lead them into healthy relationships and choices and ultimately create a successful life for your children. CELEBRATE these traits! NURTURE these traits!
Show the whole family how important character is when you present your child’s meal on the Family Honor Plate. Tonight is a night to celebrate! Your child becomes the star. The dinner table becomes their stage and the rest of the family is the audience (the cheering section). Everyone gets to have a part in and enjoy the evening.
Everyone will understand its importance when they see the pride on your face and hear it in your voice. Talk about the character they showed and the impact they had on someone else. Ask them how it felt to be responsible, kind, respectful, courageous, etc. It feels good to do the right thing, especially for others. And yes it feels good to be recognized for it. Tell them how those very character traits make them unique and beautiful. Character is one of the truest forms of beauty and you are now redefining beauty and reinforcing the true definition of beauty.
“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” - Former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt
The Family Honor Plate helps you nurture the leader in your child.
A common trait among leaders is they are good encouragers. Let your kids in on the fun. Encourage them to present the Family Honor Plate when they see someone making good choices and showing good character. What a wonderful opportunity for your children to learn how to be encouragers and motivators towards others around them.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS INCLUDED:
* We can't wait to Support and Cheer you on through your Awesome Journey of Parenting with the Family Honor Plate.
Communication is the key to building relationships and creating memories that last a lifetime!
Enjoy more than a year's worth of unique questions that will have your family sharing about everyday and unique topics, thoughts or memories that normally aren't brought up or even thought about.
Your family will learn how to articulate and share special memories, learn how to voice their opinion, and for some - how to even have an opinion.
Every question is followed up with "Why?" to take everyone's answers to a deeper level. That's where the magic is.
So now when asked..."What is your favorite dessert?" Rather than someone's answer of "Apple Pie", the whole family gets to walk down memory lane because their answer to "Why?" is it reminds them of Grandma Smith who always made apple pies with the them when they came to visit. Her house smelled of fresh baked pies when you walked in the door. This opens up unique memories for everyone in the family. Each member will get to enjoy a walk down memory lane with Grandma Smith. With this one simple question, the family has reached a new level of intimacy while bringing memories and the love for one another to life. And that was just one person's favorite desert. Wonder what the next person's favorite desert is and Why?
Sharing, listening and genuine laughter cultivates connection and stronger relationships within your family.
You may not remember what you made for dinner some of these nights, but there will be conversations that you will never forget.