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?

3 comments:

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!