Sunday, January 3, 2016

Teaching rather than punishing

Late Christmas Eve I couldn't sleep.
So finally about 1:30am I got out of bed and decided to read this magazine
that had been sitting on our end table for a few days. 

I admit I was taken in by this 1950-1960s (?) picture of President Hunter with his granddaughters.
He presided over our church in 1994 for just 9 months until he passed away.

I began reading the several page story of his life written by his son, who is now elderly.

What struck me most was this paragraph:

I immediately thought....that's how I was raised! 

I may not remember events when I was really young, but I don't remember being punished for
anything, ever. My parents instead, just talked to me, especially my Mom. She just explained things
to me and she acted like of course I would have done the right thing had I known better. 

It was just nice to see her ways in print.

Here's a more clear picture of the cover.
I just love old pictures of good families.
I'm thinking more 1960s?


Karen Mortensen said...

Good advice. Loved that article.

Susan Anderson said...

Thanks for sharing this. We only had him for less than a year as our prophet, but I grew to love him.


Natalie said...

I'm so glad to see you've been keeping up your blog! I wish I could say this is how I've been with my kids always. But reading this is a motivation reminder!