Character Badges | The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

badgesCHCharacter Badges perfect for children between the ages of 5 and 12

Little Character Badges perfect for children between the ages of 3 and 5

Character Badges is on of the AWESOME resources that comes in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! I’m absolutely in love with this program. Theres actually two versions – Character Badges {5 and up} comes with the colorful printable badges and monthly charts for obedience, disobedience and consequences and flashcards with character qualities and easy-to-understand definitions. There is also Little Character Badges {3-5} comes with the colorful printable badges and monthly charts for obedience & disobedience. Both come with a VERY well-written and easy to follow manual including diagrams of each chart and tips and tricks.

Your child will start off with a blank obedience, disobedience and consequences {for the older age} charts.

Obedience Chart: In both the Character Badges and Little Character badges three checks in each good quality results in a badge they get to wear all day long. I don’t know about your kiddos but mine eat this up!  In both there is the ability for your little one to receive a higher badge as the day goes on {for example with Little Character Badges 3 checks or stickers gets a “Very Good” badge, 6 gets an “Outstanding” badge and 9 gets an “Exceptional” badge. I love this part of the Character Badge program, it really encourages children to work harder and really consider there actions…LOVE!! 

Disobedience/ Consequence Charts:  With each negative action your child will receive a check, with each check they receive a consequence, the more negative action the bigger the consequence {I love that because every family disciplines differently you decide the consequences} 

All the information you want and need to know:

Character Badges {5-12}

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A little about Character Badges | They were created because of a need saw in the creators own home! They needed consistency {don’t we all?} Life is busy. Life with children is often hectic busy, and when life gets hectic, things start to slip through the cracks. Consistency in child training can be one of the first things to go. Especially for families who have many little ones, it can be difficult to keep track of who has done what when and who has what reward or correction coming to them (whew!). The last thing you want to do is just resort to barking or spanking every time a child has gotten out of line (no matter the offense). Wouldn’t it be better for both you and your child to know exactly where they stand and to take some of the guesswork out of training them? This is where Character Badges can help.

Character Badges consists of three fantastic and colorful charts and a series of fun and colorful badges! They are designed to:

  • Present to both you and your child a visual representation of your child’s obedience / disobedience forthe month as well as the rewards / consequences associated with their behavior.
  • Encourage and motivate your child to perform good deeds throughout the month by rewarding them with a series of badges and the various rewards you attach to them.
  • Provide a way for you to tailor specific consequences to specific acts of disobedience (and keep it all organized) in the hopes of helping your child better understand why what they did was wrong.
  • Help you and your child know exactly where they stand regarding their behavior. A review of their chart at the end of the month will tell you and them what areas they are excelling in and what areas need work.
  • Help take the guesswork out of who has what coming to them (whether reward or correction). Character Badges can be especially useful to the parents of many children. Each child is different. Character Badges can help you to focus on specific areas that need attention in your child’s life.

Little Character Badges {3-5}

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Think of Little Character Badges as a miniature version of Character Badges.  Little Character Badges are perfect for children between the ages of 3 and 5. The chart, badge, and consequence system has been simplified to make it easier for your little ones to receive the instruction they need. Little Character Badges is an excellent introduction to the Character Badges system and will help them transition to it when you feel they are ready. 

Little Character Badges consists of two  fantastic and colorful charts and a series of fun and colorful badges. That are designed to:

  • Present to both you and your child a visual representation of your child’s obedience / disobedience over the course of a week as well as the rewards / consequences associated with their behavior.
  • Encourage and motivate your child to perform good deeds throughout the month by rewarding them with a series of badges and the various rewards you attach to them.
  • Provide a way for you to tailor specific consequences to specific acts of disobedience (and keep it all organized) in the hopes of helping your child better understand why what they did was wrong.
  • Help you and your child know exactly where they stand regarding their behavior. A review of their chart at the end of the week will tell you and them what areas they are excelling in and what areas need work.
  • Help take the guesswork out of who has what coming to them (whether reward or correction). Little Character Badges can be especially useful to the parents of many children. Each child is different. Little Character Badges can help you to focus on specific areas that need attention in your child’s life.

Please note | “Character Badges and Little Character Badges are not intended to be a cure-all for disobedience in your children. We designed it to simply serve as an aid for families (like us) who wanted more consistency in the way they child-train. That said, the system requires time, attention, watchfulness, and, yes, consistency in order to bring about good results. With these things in place, we believe it can be a help and a blessing to your family.”  – Creators of Character Badges and Little Character Badges

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Available Now | April 23 – April 28


We Choose Virtues {Review and Giveaway!}

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!!
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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

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• 1 Achievement Chart

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• 108 stickers

• Parenting Cards

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• Flash Cards

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• Virtue User ReviewsYou also get a BUNCH of PDF downloads:

• Teacher Handbook (50pg)

• PRINTABLE Coloring Pages

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• PRINTABLE Character Assessment

• PRINTABLE Butterfly Awards!

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Kit Available in New International or King James Version!

We Choose Virtues it is a beautiful full color program.
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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”
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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.
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What I think of We Choose Virtues?  Its absolutely amazing and I highly recommend it! Things I love:
The brightly colored cards.
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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!
Parent Cards:
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Flash Cards:
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The Bible verses on each card! they are very easy for children to use as a memory verse. Which I love!
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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!
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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!!!!!!
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The We Choose Virtues Parenting Card Giveaway runs from March, 15 2013 – March, 22 2013!

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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