As a parent teaching my children virtues is very important but when I see TV shows, listen to the radio or even watch made for children programming I realize the teaching virtues to my children may be harder than I though
There are times when it feels like everything is stacked up against me, it seems like the world around us doesn’t want our children to have virtues.
Here’s an example of what I mean…
Last year and a trip to Seattle my children were watching a cable cartoon channel ( Im not sure the channel, we don’t have cable in our home)
Because they had never seen this channel before so I sat and watch with them…
I was absolutely stunned by what a particular show was encouraging kids be like… it was not love and kindness it was full of hate and revenge and greed.
Of course I immediately turned it off… Then my husband and I had a chat with our oldest son about what he had just saw and that what the characters were doing was not right, or appropriate. Oh and for the record none of the kids liked the show and what we saw was in probably 30 seconds of the show starting!
So what are parents to do? How are we supposed to teach our children virtues and encourage them to carry these virtues with them their entire lives?
Recently I was given the opportunity to use the We Choose Virtues Homeschool Kit
The HOMESCHOOL KIT is on sale this month! Use HOME20 for 20% discount at check-out. This Kit has a ton of awesome stuff:
• 5 posters
• 1 Achievement Chart
• 108 stickers
• Parenting Cards
• Flash Cards
• Virtue User ReviewsYou also get a BUNCH of PDF downloads:
• Teacher Handbook (50pg)
• PRINTABLE Coloring Pages
• PRINTABLE Character Assessment
• PRINTABLE Butterfly Awards!
Kit Available in New International or King James Version!
We Choose Virtues it is a beautiful full color program.
The program covers virtue such as
- I am diligent
- I am helpful
- I am perseverant
- I am gentle
- I am content
- I am attentive
- I am honest
- I am kind
- I am self-controlled
- I am patient
- I am obedient
- I am forgiving
Each virtue comes on a brightly colored card with a Bible verse to encourage each virtue.
Our very first virtue we studied was “HONEST”
Proverbs 12:19 says, “Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.
Before the program has come our oldest son who just turned 8 was having a little bit of a “telling the truth” issue so immediately I selected the “honest” card to be our virtue of the week!!
Each monday we select one virtue card and we post it on the wall. All week we do different things surround that virtue! We do all kinds of activities like books about the virtues and WCV has a super fun printable coloring book. Then the next Monday when we choose a new virtue we post it along with the other virtues that we have already covered.
What I think of We Choose Virtues? Its absolutely amazing and I highly recommend it! Things I love:
The brightly colored cards.
I love the layout of the card I love how each card tells what each virtue means and what the virtue is not. I think that that’s very important for children to see both sides!
The Bible verses on each card! they are very easy for children to use as a memory verse. Which I love!
The achievement chart is great as well! I love that our kids can see their progression in each virtue! The stickers are a great encouragement to my kiddos!!
I really love that on the chart is a caterpillar and the sticker is a butterfly…My oldest love to the progression!
The posters are amazing!! There are three posters on each poster are four mini posters! my kids love going and looking at the posters! I have them pinned up next to each other so the kids can see all 12 virtues all in one place they can see all their favorite characters like Hockey Stick Nick, Kettle Gretel and Feather Heather!!
The HOMESCHOOL KIT is on sale this month! Use HOME20 for 20% discount at check-out.
but…..The Lovely Heather McMillan has decided to let me give a set of the Parent Cards to one lucky reader at The Life In Bloom!!!!!!
The We Choose Virtues Parenting Card Giveaway runs from March, 15 2013 – March, 22 2013!
I want to also give a big shout out of Thank You to you Heather McMillan! You have been wonderful and I am so blessed to have made a new friend! Blessings to you and your family!
Smiles & Blessings