Summer Break: Character Cards

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Good morning from Our Purposeful Life.  We are going to take a break this week, but we thought that we could take the opportunity to post 5 summaries of posts we have published over the last year.  Today’s review is to look back at the character cards

Enjoy!

 

Character Cards: Selflessness

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Character Curriculum and Character Cards

Have you ever looked at your children and thought, “Wow, we have a lot of work to do with these kids!”? You are not alone.

Every parent has been there. You’ve broken up yet another argument about who gets to play with the toy. You’ve told one kid to stop being mean to the other. You’ve told them to stop whining, you’ve scolded them for not obeying right away, and you’ve told them to be happy with the snack that you gave them. And it’s only 10am!

One day my dear friend Ruth and I were talking about the usual frustrations of parenting. There were so many things that we seemed to be dealing with constantly. Day in, day out. We decided that we desperately needed to do something proactive that would help our kids understand the importance of their decisions and their actions. The more we discussed, the more we realized that each of the childish issues were really just symptoms of a deeper problem. In other words, there was a character trait that needed to be improved.

Ruth and I and our 8 kids last year at a Nature Center.

Ruth and I and our 8 kids last year at a Nature Center.

To actually change, Continue Reading…


Character Card: Boldness versus Fear

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Batman can do anything he puts his mind to!!!Today we are giving away the second Character Card in the series. The first Character Card talked about Selflessness. The second Character Card talks about Boldness.It is so important to equip our children at a very young age with ways to combat fear. Remember, to actually change,the kids need to know what the Scriptures say about it. If they understand the ‘Why’ then they will be able to apply the principle in a variety of situations as they get older.This is where Character Cards are so helpful. We tried to break down each trait and find the root. Why are we constantly having issues with this? What is the character trait? Then we looked for Biblical examples of the positive and negative sides of the character trait. Kids (and adults) learn best from stories, and by making the stories relatable, we are: Continue Reading…


Character Card: Self-Control vs. Self-Indulgence

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ChainsToday we are giving away the third Character Card in the series. The first Character Card talked about Selflessness. The second Character Card talks about Boldness. This one will talk about Self-Control.It is so important to teach our children at a very young age to have self-control. Remember, to actually change,the kids need to know that God is ready and able to help them learn how to control their self. It does not come naturally, it has to be taught. Continue Reading…


Character Card: Meekness versus Anger

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DSCN6143Today we are giving away the fourth Character Card in the series. The first Character Card talked about Selflessness. The second was Boldness and the third one was Self-Control.This Character Card discusses the difference between meekness and anger. We will all face situations that we feel are unjustified and unfair. It is how we handle those situations that allow us to be a good or bad witness to those around us. It is so important to help our kids work through unfair treatment in a godly way. Continue Reading…


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