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.

 

Business Bulletin

I have mentioned the Business Bulletin a few times, might be good for me to expand on it as well.  Once again it is a small booklet (8 pages) that you receive via subscription.  The audience is adults in the workforce, though my older teens are able to connect that with their life, even though they aren’t in full time employment.  The principles are the same whether you are at home, work or play.

The booklet is written very much like a magazine with short 1 page articles with a few little snippets on the side.  The Diligence booklet covers the following:

  • Diligence vs Slothfulness and Balancing Diligence ( I like this column as it encourages us to keep all character responses in mind – we cannot be intolerant or unavailable just because we are being diligent!)
  • 5 Keys to building diligence – this ends with some application discussion questions.  I point my older teens/young adults to think about these questions and to notebook/blog their responses.
  • Diligence on the Job  and Why is Diligence Important
  • Diligence in History – once again looking at Edison and how he lived diligence
  • Diligence at Home, Encouragement to find a project so you can practice diligence
  • Diligence in Nature – by looking at the Beaver we understand diligence some more
  • Final encouragements to apply Diligence

Peter and I both enjoy the Business Bulletin – it is a part of my personal study.  I also give this to Joshua (and have done so for the last few years 17-19yo)

Though Peter is often not around for our character lessons/discussions I often give him the Bulletin so he can read and know what we are talking about and work on it in his life too.   Another thing I do (and need to do more often as it works well) is to bring the new trait to the breakfast table Sunday morning so Peter can have input into our initial introduction and discussion.

The study of character, is not something just for kids.  We need to be working on our own character – our own responses to people and circumstances – so that we as a family can step out and reflect Jesus in our community.

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

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An Alternative to Chocolate

An Alternative to Chocolate

Not that I have anything against chocolate - but these jelly beans can help your kids share the message of Jesus, his love, death and resurrection at Easter time.  

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Parent Guide: How to make your Family Bible Study Really Work

Family Bible Study is Tricky with all the Different Ages

 

But there is a way to make this a rich learning and bonding family time.  This Guide includes tips, planning worksheet, and discussion prompts.  

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Download yourCharacter Certificates

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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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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Download your Cheat Sheet

 

A quick reference to help you discern between a heart attitude and a lack of skill for when your child loses it!

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Three things for parents to pray for in the Moment.

Make God your First Response

Print out this parenting reminder to call out to God in the middle of the moment.

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Download Grow in Character Worksheets

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

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Download Parenting Poster

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

 

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Download Parenting Poster

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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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Download Character Lesson Guide

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When family relationships get tense - look for the niggles.

Heart Focused Parenting Resource for the Intentional Parent

 

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Hearts: Heart focus homeschool

Email Course

Daily emails  (6 days) to help you walk towards being a heart focused homeschool family!

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Find ways to Re-engage your Student

Download this checklist and stir your child's curiosity

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Stay Heart Focused

 

When you parent the heart, the tone of your family will change. 


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FREE Parenting Worksheet

This worksheet will help you move from addressing behaviour to really parenting the heart, one issue at a time.

 

 

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Become a Better Parent

Personal growth starts with an honest assessment

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Give Effective Consequences

Think before you React

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One Another Verses

Be Intentional in the Teen Years

Use this Cheat Sheet to remind you of how you can love your teen.

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5 prompts to encourage the heart of your child as they learn to respond to God's Word

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Prepare a Heart focused Christmas

 

Free email course

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Blending Life and Lessons - and start your journey of changing your thinking about education.

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Download: One Another Verses pdf

Download: One Another Verses pdf

Download this list of One Another verses and teach your children how to love others.

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Raising Kids with Character

ATTEND LIVE : FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP

A bonus for Heart Booster readers:  Learn how to teach character to your kids so that they can live their lives making values-based choices.

 

Live Session:  5th May 2021, 6.30pm AWST

Replay available until 16th May 2021

 

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Raising Kids with Character

REPLAY OPTION : FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP

A bonus for Heart Booster readers:  Learn how to teach character to your kids so that they can live their lives making values-based choices.

 

Replay available from 6th May until 16th May 2021

 

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Raising Kids with Character

WAITLIST

 

The Raising Kids with Character parenting workshop will be offered again this year - details yet to be confirmed.  Join the waitlist so you don't miss out. 

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Connecting everyday living with the Word of God

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Bonus Reading list

 

Sharing my Homeschool Belief File

Knowing what you believe and why about education and homeschooling helps you make good decisions.

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