I don’t write on behalf of Character First –I am simply a mum who loves what their resources has done in our family.

Last week I wrote how we use Character First in our family – but it raised a few questions about different Character First products.  So I’ve written a collection of posts outlining content and use of the different resources.  If I’ve missed any please let me know and I’ll add to it.

For the Christian

Character First is a Christian organisation that is committed to producing materials for every sphere of the community.  To this end they have material for the family, education, business and for Christians.  Their mission is to serve the community, to help and encourage them in good character – and though they do not use the Bible in these presentations/lessons/materials they build relationship with people and this opens doors for the gospel.

The education and business applications do not use the Bible which is why it is really important to study the Power for True Success (the resource for the Christian).  I also use CharacterJournal to look for Bible verses, stories and examples.

Character First Australia has produced a Sunday School resource for Series 1 traits and in a sense have done all that prep work for you.   Though the original vision was for Sunday School it is perfect for homeschool families who want to spend lesson time interacting with these ideas.  I have not used this material as it is a recent addition but I am very excited about it and may well include it in our family discussions.

Each lesson contains large group and small group though as a family I would do this all together anyways.  For each trait your lessons will include:

  • Definition – the teacher has prompts to include a Christian based emphasis.
  • Scripture memorisation with actions and discussion guides
  • Memory work which is the same as the Primary Teachers Binder
  • 5 I will statements – also the same as Primary Teachers Binder though the words for the teacher to say are connected to Bible story
  • Bible stories and discussion guides
  • Nature story (the guide directs you back to the Primary Teachers Binder or you could use the Teachers Training DVD which tells this story)
  • Activities, Games, Quizes, Worksheets, Journal prompts
  • Real life situations that children will find themselves in, where they need to make character based decisions.  These are fantastic discussion prompts.

Each lesson is outlined, takes between 1-2 hours (of course this can be tweaked easily enough in a family situation), it is clearly set out so the teacher/parent can easily see what they need to say and how they can involve the children.

This is an exciting product and I hope they are working on series 2, 3,and 4!

Be Intentional

 Every week I'll email an encouragement to stay intentional and relational in all your family life.  But for now, download your set of reminder posters - posters which I've used over the years to remind me to keep my eyes and heart on what is important.

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Download your worksheet and start working on your family vision statement.

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Individual Education Planning Worksheets - brainstorming every area of your child's life.

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This parent guide helps parents plan family bible study and use discussion techniques to teach the important lessons.

Bible study Guide for Parents

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Obedience looks a bit different as our kids grow older. Download this parent/teen discussion guide to understand this issue of obedience in teen years.

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Don't assume your kids are rebelling - instead talk to them about what Obedience looks like now they are older.  I will email you a download link.  

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Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

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Over 20 different verbal expressions divided into heart or self control to help parents discern these behaviours.

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Learn to respond to your child in a way that changes their heart.

 

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Our children hear different words when we react to when we respond. Do your children hear blah blah blah when you correct them? Includes a parenting poster.

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When we Respond instead of React we find a way to deal with the heart not just behaviour.

 

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