Tolerance is the virtue that allows other people to have their opinions about non-essential things and accepts preferences and ideas that are different from yours without compromising your own beliefs. You respect the person and his or her right to think. It’s an important virtue because it allows us to live in harmony with our families and friends while still maintaining our own values and beliefs. Tolerance is the virtue that makes peace possible in the family. It allows each family member the liberty and personal freedom of making choices. It helps them step outside their comfort zone, and learn from and respect others. Proper tolerance enables your children to learn about and appreciate other cultures, other families, and other ways of living.