A true lesson in patience

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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By Morgan Tarpley Smith

“Patience is a virtue” is not a saying to be taken lightly nor is patience easy to come by for us especially with one of the most important parts of our lives – our children. Online this week, I came across one of the best examples of a parent’s patience with their child when they had an accident in a public place. I wasn’t the only person impressed by the action, but a woman witnessed it and wrote about it on Facebook, praising how the father handled the situation.

As a parent, I really want to be as mindful of my child’s mistakes and my own reactions/emotions to show my child this much grace when he or she makes a mistake. This is a great reminder of the lessons we can teach our children when we remain calm and use the moment to help and teach rather than hurt with our words and actions.

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