You want more patience. You want to teach your kids to have more patience. But what does "patience" actually mean?
Coach John Wooden has an excellent definition: "The ability to wait and calmly preserve."
It is not only waiting, but doing so calmly; preserving your energy for thing you CAN control.
Often we don't have patience over things we can NOT control and you are wasting your time and energy!
A great example of patience is Major League Baseball and how they develop players. Often the best players come up from the minor leagues, they play in A, AA, AAA leagues for years developing their skills before the get up to the big leagues. The players as well as the teams know that in order to create the best players it takes time, dedication, consistency and most importantly...patience!
Patience is the ability to wait and to do so calmly!
Think about a time you had to wait. Did you do so calmly and patiently? What can you do better next time to practice more patience and focus on what you really can control?