Monday, April 16, 2012

N is for Name Recognition


Lee over at Tossing it Out has been talking about marketing this A to Z Challenge. Back on the 2nd his topic was Branding. Well, today I’m talking about branding too. More specifically, who are you as a family? Can you answer that? Can your kids? Are the answers the same?

We have been challenged lately to come up with a list of family values. This has made us dig deep and realize at the same time see that some of the things one person sees as being of utmost important, though important to someone else, is not the most important to them.

I think its great to be able to say to our kids, “We are Eastons, we don’t do that.” I think as long as its not about ridiculous things, it’s a great way to live. Any thoughts on that?

14 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I see your point Ron, I say "I am what I am.

Yvonne.

Anonymous said...

I say I'm an Easton, I do certain things
:)

lizy-expat-writer said...

Much the same as I used to say to my kids and their friends - "We don't do that in this house," or "These are our rules." It must have gone down ok because our house was always full of extra bodies.

Arlee Bird said...

This is a great example of branding or name recognition on the personal or societal level. Reputation is a valuable asset to preserve. People gain their perception of who we are by the reputation we have with others.

Lee
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Rosalind Adam said...

I think that setting family values for ones own family is a difficult thing to do because we establish a lot of our values by example. We might not even be aware of some of our expectations and neither will our children be aware that they are obeying them. But then, values do change. I have memories of being very small and Mum insisting that I wear white lace gloves to go into town because 'that's what we do.'
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Betty Alark said...

My daughter always says to me: your not like other moms - as if she would like me to be. I respond by saying: that's because I'm not other moms- I'm simply the mom that I am.

Honestly, I approve of raising a child to have their own thoughts and perceptions and to teach me- what they are.


I might question and ask- what's your thought on such and such or what's your reasoning/logic behind doing it that way- and play devils advocate in order to provide something to think about.

Values can play a major part in how a child grows up and lives in society- so I don't downplay endowing them in children when they are young; I think they pay off!

Petra said...

Setting values is a good thing and reminding our children where they come from even better. A name meant a lot in biblical times. It stood for something. I think our children should know and remember what we stand for. Hence I like your idea. I'd take it just one step further, since all good things originate with God, by stressing that we are also part of God's family. Even if our children are not believers yet, they may see Christ's resemblance in and through us (of His grace) and the benefits of His peace and joy smoothing out the rough spots of real life. :-)

Thank you for visiting. Good to meet you.

J.L. Campbell said...

That's also a way for kids to learn their family values.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Interesting post. I'm thinking now... it may take a while... I care more about outside the house - my kids often get compliments about their behaviour in restaurants etc, when they are nightmares at home. I'm trying to instill treating each other (2 very fighty boys) the way they would treat me or their dad... that's a slow process.

Elaine L. Bridge said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, which led me to yours, and I'm so glad I found it! My boys are largely grown - youngest is graduating from college next month! - but I find your posts so thought provoking and interesting. Now following...and glad to have found a fellow Follower, as well! Blog on!

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