Creating a List of Family Values

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I thought I’d share a growing and ever-changing list of our own family’s values. Of course what makes the world so beautiful is that no family is the same and no set of Family Values are the same either. For example, we are not particularly religious so there is very little in this list about God or Faith, but many families might have lots to say about that. You can use this as inspiration and delete some (or all!) of mine, add your own, print and hang somewhere special to inspire and remind you of what you’re here for everyday.

Our Family Values

  • to love one another through thick and thin
  • to surround our children with what is beautiful, what is good and what is true.
  • to get outside everyday, to connect with and respect nature
  • to plant, to grow, to get dirty, to harvest
  • to be kind
  • to have respect, love, compassion and empathy for others and the planet
  • to share, be gracious, grateful and humble
  • to teach and lead by example – to be the change we wish to see
  • to be faithful, proud, honest and supportive of one another
  • to be passionate about learning, expanding and growing 
  • to read, read and read some more
  • to maintain a quiet, reflective, inward practice each day 
  • to surround ourselves with music, art and creativity
  • to educate ourselves about different countries, languages, religions, cultures and traditions 
  • to find beauty in all of our differences  

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.