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Be Consistent, Issue #001 -- What is it?
April 15, 2008
Hi There

What is being Consistent?

My Motto is Be Clear, Be Firm, Be Consistent.......

Let's look briefly at what being consistent really is.

Time is consistent - a minute lasts for a whole minute - next week will turn up without you doing any thing about it - it just is - the seasons change - Christmas comes and goes - there's always a traffic policeman around the next corner if you are speeding!!

We can rely on these things because they are consistent. Consistency means sameness - of the solid, necessary, good reliable sort....Consistency is a general parenting technique, and one of the main definitions of discipline.

Consistency is part of the structure of your child's life. It's the reliability of a weekly schedule, a bedtime routine, a celebration for a birthday. It doesn't matter what the routine is— consistency gives your entire family something to rely on and lean against. Consistency is part of the structure of your family life — your values, your rules, your limits, your consequences, your love. It's about trust and truth, about knowing and belief.

It's the cornerstone on which your family discipline stands (or falls)!

Imagine how your family would feel if you told them that Christmas will come no more - or that as a family you have given up birthdays!

It makes you realise that to be consistent in your words, promises, plans and actions, builds depth, truth, hope, and the solid conviction of trust into the daily doings of our family life.

Quote of the month by Susan Chira -

The most consistent gift and burden of motherhood is advice.

News Story April 2008


Story Created: Apr 7, 2008 Successful people are average people that have done tremendous things with the average that’s been given them…

The Burtons (U.S.A) feel they have three very successful children interested in wide variety of pursuits… that the children chose themselves.

Mike Burton says, “My dream for them is to find out what they’re really made to do, and then help them to get there.”

Debra says, “They were valued simply for who they were versus what they did, and the amazing thing was, they started coming to me with their dreams and their hopes.”

A good sign that parents are getting it right is when those dreams and hopes vary according to each individual child.

Remember to encourage them to do what they love. When it’s their passion, the pursuit of excellence will come naturally… and success is measured in a variety of ways.

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