Our Reminder Wall is a place where I keep a couple of posters, or visual prompts of the moral areas in training in our house.
The idea is taken, very loosely from Deut 6:9
You shall write them on your doorposts of
your house and on your gates.
Having prompts around me helps to keep me focused. If I have the wall cluttered with posters though, I tend not to see any of them and the method loses its usefulness. Instead I decide what issues we are working on in our house and select the relevant posters, and stick them up on my walls, rotating them as our needs change.
The idea is that these simple one-liners, or mottoes become a part of our everyday language which then becomes an automatic and easy way to remind our children of the choices they have to make.
Another benefit that I have noticed is that these visual reminders keep me accountable not only for my own behaviour but also as I train my children. It is easy to go for the easy option when we are confronted with our children's negative behaviour but as my eyes glance at the Reminder Wall I am encouraged to be consistent with what I know is right. I think that is the reason behind God's instruction to put His Words on our doorposts. We need reminders!
Read more about
in an article written by my friend, Lynette Swart.
Reminder Wall Ideas
Do you put reminders around your house? Please share the verses, mottoes and one-liners that you post around your house to encourage your and your children to do the right thing? Also share the situations where you find this reminder helpful.
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