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!

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

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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

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

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Download: One Another Verses pdf

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Connecting everyday living with the Word of God

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

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