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August 1, 2017

4 Character Traits to Pass On to My Daughter

I get excited about parenting when I think about the things I get to show, teach and experience with my daughter. She’s only 6 months old but I’ve been thinking of character traits that I want to model for my daughter and hope that she develops within her self as she grows.

It’s honestly so hard to narrow down the list to just a few. Off the top of my head I can name about 50 character traits I’d like to see in Audrey. While these four cover a lot of ground, they’re by no means the only character traits I’d like to pass on to her. Here we go:

Confidence

Confidence is a character trait that I hope to pass on to my daughter because I think it’s especially important for girls (and women) to find confidence within themselves. Confidence is the thing that will tell her she should chase her dreams, that she deserves the best and that she should ask for what she wants.

Curiosity

Healthy curiosity is the trait that will motivate her to dig deeper, explore, ask questions and learn new things. I attribute curiosity to lifelong learning and trying to make oneself better. We can never reach an age when we think we know all that we need to know. Curiosity makes people more intelligent, interesting and happier.

Kindness

Kindness is the trait that goes beyond politeness and demonstrates a selfless caring for others. I hope she develops a genuine kindness that is given freely to people who can’t do anything to help her gain in life but rather it’s so ingrained in her heart that it pours out of her.

Christ-likeness

The most important character trait I hope to pass on to my daughter is the desire and striving to be more like our Lord Jesus Christ. My hope is that she develops a character that reflects the Spirit of the Father.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23

My husband also has a few character traits he wants to pass on to our daughter, which are sense of humor, resilience and optimism. I can’t speak for him as to why these three traits are the ones he chose, but if you know Dan it will make sense.

Now if only I can get her to stop eating books…

Joie de vivre and parenting goals,

Heather

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  • Reply Tam August 1, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I have every confidence God is using you two (and a few others) to create all those traits in her as He has set them in your hearts and will do the work in hers. Precious and ever lasting as He is ? My prayers will be ever going up for you all. ???

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