the quality of being loyal to someone or something a strong feeling of support or allegiance
It’s important to show loyalty in your relationships. Friendships require perseverance! Like anything that grows, loyalty needs to be fed; it needs to be watered - it needs your attention. It’s the small things you do for friends that helps them be there for you when you need it.
Never push a loyal person to the point that they no longer care.
For the Parent::Battle Cry
Taking for granted or abusing loyalty is easier than you might imagine. Like anything that grows, loyalty needs to be fed; it needs to be watered—it needs your attention. Like anything that grows, #loyalty needs to be fed; it needs to be watered—it needs your attention. If you are repeatedly asking people to be loyal to you, but you are not pouring into them, then you are wasting your relational capital with that person. Loyalty declared yesterday can be denounced tomorrow.
For your Son::Call to Arms
Ask this question: Do you regularly show loyalty to your friends? It’s not enough for your friends to be loyal to you. You need to tell your friends you appreciate them and their loyalty. It’s not enough for your friends to be loyal to you. You need to tell your friends you appreciate them & their #loyalty. You must think about them, ask them how they’re doing, and see if you can help them in any way. It doesn’t have to be a crisis. In fact, the small things you do for them are what helps them be there for you when you need it.
How was it? It's a simple question. Make it a point to ask your son how his week was, how a certain activity was, or how things are going at school. Ask for specifics. Find out what he liked and what he didn’t like. Don’t settle for one-word answers. Work hard to make it a conversation. You may have to do most of the work, but you will be modeling for your son how to show others he cares.