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Patience (or forbearance) is the ability to endure difficult circumstances. Patience may involve perseverance in the face of delay; tolerance of provocation without responding in disrespect/anger;[1] or forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties, or being able to wait for a long amount of time without getting irritated or bored. Patience is the level of endurance one can have before disrespect. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast. 

Patience has to do with trusting God in the midst of trial and tribulation. It is a fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 along with love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Proverbs 15:18 “Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace.”

Ecclesiastes 7:8 “The end of something is better than its beginning. Patience is better than pride.”

1 Corinthians 13:4 “Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; it is not arrogant.”

From What to Expect             (toddlers plus)

From Empathic Character Counseling

From Mental Health Center Kids (age 4 and up)

From Greater Good Magazine

Some Books About Patience to Read With Your Children

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