Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Elder Lynn G. Robbins - What Manner of Men and Women Ought Ye to Be?

In helping children discover who they are and helping strengthen their self-worth, we can appropriately compliment their achievement or behavior—the do. But it would be even wiser to focus our primary praise on their character and beliefs—who they are.

3 comments:

mere said...

This was my favorite talk for sure

Serena Cherry said...

This is one of my favorites and even more because my family was his neighbor in Guatemala for 3 years. My dad told me after this talk that Elder Robbins was one of the best men he has ever met. I agree. And he does have some strong willed, wonderful children.

I love the truth that he told about looking at what a blessing your child is for you, not just about yourself as a victim and martyr when things are difficult. Parenthood is a journey for all of us, and such a blessing. I look back on who I was before children and after and I am humble to know how much the Lord has blessed me with what I can handle. Obviously He has helped me to grow every step on the way. I am very grateful for the experience.

Sarra Eaton said...

Serena, that is so cool. I forgot about your Guatemalan life. I like everything you said. There's definitely so many things I've learned that I couldn't have any leaned any other way. Nothing could be more refining. Thinking about how I've changed since kids makes me feel so old! Thanks for sharing.