We received this fun package in the mail this week. (Thanks #FlyBy!) We received the Family Honor Plate and Table Thyme Discussion Cards. First, I’ll jump into how fun a project this was; my daughter (Charmingly CJ) loved this. It will definitely gather the family around the table.
Charmingly CJ is homeschooled, so we also used this as part of our homeschool day, learning to mix paints to create new colors. While also learning the message behind the plate. This is not like most paint craft project you may buy, this one came with all the primary colors, three paint brushes, and a painters palette.
She enjoyed painting this plate! After painting it we placed in the oven, per the directions. This helps to set the paint. Here’s a look at the plate Charmingly CJ painted.
The Family Honor Plate and Table Thyme Discussion Cards make a great gift. Honestly, it’s great gift for all ages.
Here is a video that walks you through it.
About the Plate
Step #1 Mom and Dad – Be the example. Be the role-model:
The virtues are listed in the center of the plate for mom and dad to use as their anchor, their moral compass to guide them in how they need to show up for and to their children. This is how our children learn what character (Christ’s Character) is, what it looks like, what it feels like. Our children are watching us and learning from us.
Step #2 Be on the lookout:
Look for the good choices and attitude your kids/spouse are making and showing throughout the day. Track it back to the virtues and character it shows.
Step #3 Celebrate their character:
Turn dinnertime into a celebration when you catch someone making good choices and showing good character and present their meal on the Family Honor Plate. This is when you:
- Talk about the choices they made and the virtues and character that is showed (Be specific).
- Talk about how they made everyone involved feel and the impact they had on people and how that is POWERFUL and BEAUTIFUL.
About the Cards
Every question is followed up with “Why?” to take everyone’s answers to a deeper more intimate level. That’s where the magic is and the real conversation starts. So now when even a simple question such as… “What is your favorite dessert?” for example, rather than someone answering “Apple Pie” and then moving on to the next person, the whole family gets to walk down memory lane because it reminds them of Grandma Smith who always made apple pies with them when they came to visit. “Her house always smelled of fresh baked pies and she gave the best hugs when we walked in the door.”
Communication is the key to connecting, building and maintaining healthy relationships. When we are raise our children to be confident in their ability to communicate with others and get their point across, situations are less stressful and they have better outcomes.
Disclosure: Many thanks to FlyBy Promotions for providing this, opinions are 100% my own. I did receive this product in exchange for this review and post.