CREDOS : Never give up — I

Parents Matt and Amy Roloff are “little people” raising a big family.

They have four children: teenage twins Zachary and Jeremy, preteen daughter Molly, and the youngest, Jacob. The latter three are average sized, and Zachary is a little person.

Throughout their hit reality show, “Little People, Big World,” they emphasise that, even though they are individuals living with dwarfism, they do most of the things average people do “just in a different way.” In this excerpt from their new book “Little Family, Big Values,” Amy and Matt talk about the importance of perseverance and how they try to instil that value in their children.

Amy, the mom: Winston Churchill, the famous World War II-era British prime minister, gave his most famous-and shortest-speech at a college graduation ceremony, telling the soon-to-be graduates: “Never give up. Let me continue by saying: Never, never give up! And in conclusion I say to you: Never, never, never give up!”

Not only was that great advice, but it also defines one of the family values in the Roloff household: perseverance. And while none of us Roloffs have ever had to lead a nation through the darkest days of a terrible world war, we have had opportunity to learn what perseverance is all about as we’ve endured our own difficulties and challenges. Perseverance means that you keep going, even when things are difficult — especially when things are difficult. —