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post #41 of 70
maturity
post #42 of 70
empathy
post #43 of 70
Flexibility. I would use the same word for many other things in life as well.

confidence is a close 2nd
post #44 of 70
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Originally Posted by EdnaMarie View Post
Love
Oh my goodness, of course, so obvious. And it took until the bottom of page 2 for anyone to post it. I'm changing my choice.
post #45 of 70
Patience was the first to come to mind, but I agree with all the other qualities, including chocolate (less a "quality" and more of an effective "coping mechanism" when the other qualities are in short supply)...
post #46 of 70
firm
post #47 of 70
empathy
post #48 of 70
empathy
post #49 of 70
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Originally Posted by LionTigerBear View Post
I was going to say patience even before I saw the other responses.
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Love is great, but it's patience that lets love express itself appropriately and consistently.

Consistency is great, but it's patience that lets us continue to be consistent in the face of frustration.

Chocolate helps with patience, but the patience is the important part.

Patience is what keeps us both from screaming at our kids and from throwing up our hands and saying "fine, whatever you want."
post #50 of 70
Faith
post #51 of 70
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
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Love is great, but it's patience that lets love express itself appropriately and consistently.

Consistency is great, but it's patience that lets us continue to be consistent in the face of frustration.

Chocolate helps with patience, but the patience is the important part.

Patience is what keeps us both from screaming at our kids and from throwing up our hands and saying "fine, whatever you want."
This!
post #52 of 70
Patience.

(I posted without looking at any other responses.)
post #53 of 70
Love
post #54 of 70
Love

Patience is critical but, for me, love and patience are very closely linked. I am patient with those I love because, well, I love them. I can be patient with people and things I don't love but it isn't the same. I think love is the most important thing for me because love is what inspires me to be patient, compassionate, kind, consistent and all of the other things that being a parent requires! Love makes me want the best for my family and it inspires me behave accordingly.

(Ok, that was NOT one word... lol!)
post #55 of 70
Wonder
post #56 of 70
EMPATHY!!!

(Empathy, hands down. And love of course, but love is not really a skill or quality in my mind. It's an emotion, and it takes skill to nurture it and character quality to mature it, but love itself is still an emotion. One I would like to add to the list which has not yet been said, even though it is not my number one, is RESILIANCE. By the way, if patience is the number one quality/skill required, I must be an awful parent lol.)
post #57 of 70
humor
post #58 of 70
trust
post #59 of 70
So errrr how does one develop this patience?
post #60 of 70
Intuition
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