The Virtue Blog

Heather's Diligent Quotes

Hello Friends! In "How to Turn Dreamers into Doers." I talked about how diligence helped me as a child. I shared three steps that every parent can take when building this important skill.  1) Take a Look at your child...honestly. 2) Be the adult. 3) Be patient so you can stay balanced. Below are quotes that might give you some things to think about as you challenge yourself and your kids to live the diligent life. (They are also featured in our "Virtue of the Month" series on Facebook) I hope they will be good reminders.   If you're looking for more than just quotes, perhaps character lessons, I suggest picking up my Parenting Cards, Teacher Cards or Youth Virtue Cards. They teach diligence and eleven other virtues for...

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3 STEPS: How to Turn Dreamers into Doers

My "little-self" would have a good laugh upon reading this post and learning that I actually LOVE diligence.  Being Diligent was never very easy for me as a child. I was a dreamer. Through and through. I wanted to live in Bookville or Toyland. Chore time, homework, meal time, bed time...I re-purposed them all with daydreaming.  Now that I'm grown, and my own kids are almost grown too, I am VERY glad I was given such a vivid imagination. It helped me see mere patches of blue sky, and know the weather was clearing. It also helped me find the valuable resources hidden in odds and ends.  Being a dreamer has brought me joy. My life has been full of adventure, and I'm still anticipating more. I imagine...

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Self-Control Bible Lesson from Genesis

Once a month we publish a Bible lesson just for you to use in your home. This month's lesson is about self-control and is based on the story of Sodom and Gomorrah from Genesis. Click to get your free Bible lesson.

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What you can learn from character assessment

The Character Assessment tool is the first step in starting the conversation about character. This handy tool has a ton to teach you about kids and what they are thinking when you take the time to complete it and begin a conversation about virtue.

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Where do I start?

The self-discovery that happens during the process of taking the Character Assessment is just the beginning.

Hopefully, you have taken the time to have meaningful conversations with your kids about your character and theirs, but now it is time to begin the work of training virtues. 

Are you stuck with where to start? Let us know in the comments so we can help you out.

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