Eagle Ranch Academy teaches (re-teaches) our Students 8 Core Values, number three being forgiveness. We consider these 8 Core Values to be the “Content of One’s Character.” 

Core Value- Forgiveness

Today the Core Value is forgiveness: I will forgive everyone, including those that have hurt me. 

For some, forgiveness is easy, maybe too easy. For others, forgiveness is hard. Without changing their mindset, it is impossible. To error is human, but to forgive is super-human. 

A question often asked by one trying, or considering whether to forgive or not. Especially when it comes to parenting, is, “How do you forgive without appearing weak?” 

Forgive and forget is not easy, and sometimes it is not appropriate. To forgive helps relieve the baggage and burden from the offended and the offender as well, but to forget may only doom one to repeating the error. 

Teaching Forgiveness at ERA

At Eagle Ranch Academy, we provide world-class Emotional Growth Seminars for our students, parents, family members, and special guests.

This is a powerful tool for teaching one the principle of forgiveness. For our students and parents to heal and reunite, forgiveness is imperative. They must get rid of the past baggage and move into the present with a fresh attitude so they can look forward to the future with optimism and enthusiasm. It is a valuable tool for all to possess. 

We have found from experience that often, our students can more easily adopt an attitude of forgiveness than their parents.

Once an ERA Student experiences one of the life-changing seminars, they immediately want to know when their parent will have the same opportunity. It is truly an eye-opening and a life-changing experience, and an essential part of it is learning to forgive others and forgive yourself as well. 

If you are interested in finding out more about Eagle Ranch’s life-changing Emotional Growth Seminars, please contact us for more information. 

Forgiveness Defined

We will conclude this article with a Definition and our “Tips & Reminders” for today. 

Forgiveness defined: 

Merriam-Webster says, “to cease to feel resentment against an offender“. 

Wikipedia says, “the process of ceasing to feel resentment, indignation or anger against a person for a perceived offense, difference or mistake, and ceasing to demand punishment or restitution“. 

“Positive Parenting Tips & Reminders”

Separate the behavior or mistake from the child or person, and reprimand the inappropriate behavior or mistake. Continue to love and respect the child. Be fair, friendly, and firm. Extremes are not good, too lenient is not good. Too harsh is just as bad and maybe worse.

Forgiveness is a critical Core Value in one’s character development

You are the Expert on Your Child

Are you perfect? No. Do you make mistakes? Yes. Can you learn something today that will help you be a more effective parent? Absolutely! 

Hold them close, but don’t smother them. Love them, but don’t enable them. And, keep it simple with the basic, but sound rules that you enforce consistently. Take care, and use “Positive Parenting!”