Friday, November 21, 2014

We Choose Virtues Parenting Cards Review & Giveaway (#wechoosevirtues, #HowlingHornGiftGuide)

About the product

The Parenting Cards are the family or Homeschool version of our Teacher Cards. They are by-far the most valuable part of our system for creating a culture of character in your home. These full color, delightfully illustrated cards are loaded with helpful tips on introducing and demonstrating the 12 Virtues. They include the name of our featured "Virtue Kid" with an inspiring story, a Virtue users challenge, "What to say after 'I'm sorry'", the Virtue catchphrase, antonyms for the Virtue, and a Bible memory verse...all to help you Simply Inspire Character that Lasts!   

These Cards can be reused year after year and are included in the Homeschool and Family Kits.

How to use this tool: 

  • With only seconds of prep time, and only 10 minutes of teaching Virtues each day, you will be surprised how fast your whole family will learn to choose and use Virtue! 
  • Simply choose one of 13 Parenting Cards to work on each week. The order you teach them in is up to you.  
  • Use the demonstrations listed on the back to help your children get some practice using the Virtue. Look for opportunities to reinforce this Virtue all week long in everyday life moments as well as books, Bible stories, and crafts. 
  • When you have finished with each card, start over again and build a deeper understanding. 
  • Note: If you have older kids, allow them to teach Virtues to the younger ones. It is simply inspiring to see! 

My thoughts

I have been working on a learning board for my kiddos for the last few months. I have been just planning on what I want to teach my kiddos and how I can encourage secular and religious values. And when I saw these We Choose Virtues Parenting Cards I just knew exactly how I could use them: on my learning board. I am going to laminate them and put a virtue up once a week (or longer if needed) so Monkey can learn about virtues.

Here are the virtues: kind, perseverant, gentle, content, patient, diligent, helpful, obedient, attentive, honest, forgiving, and self-controlled. The last card is the parenting card that provides teaching tips and fun ideas.

When I looked at the 13 cards, I could tell that they were made with a lot of care and thought. They are designed to help the entire family become better and to look more closely at your character. And, the cards are so uplifting because they focus on "You can do it!".  The parenting card is amazing because it provides teaching tips such as teaching the virtues with a magnifying glass (helps children to understand to look at things more closely and to look for virtues in others) and butterflies and caterpillars (represents the stages of change; a caterpillar is born to change and a butterfly is strong and beautiful). I have to share this paragraph from the parenting card because it really touched me:

Words of hope spoken over your child will inspire change. Why? Your words are like pictures you paint in their minds. They begin to see, no who they are, but who they can be. Maybe no one has shown them that picture before. Set Virtue before their eyes everyday. Don't wait until you see it before you say it. It is also important not to ignore an opportunity to correct. Doing this is like saying, "I am pretending you are fine the way you are because I know you can't change." That does not instill hope, but a sense that you have given up on them. When you child's character begins to really change, they will gain genuine self-confidence and all that goes along with it...and they will fly!

Each virtue card has the following: a virtue user challenge, what to say after "I'm sorry", teachable moments, a bible verse, and a story about the kid featured on the card. Monkey has enjoyed learning about the virtue kind this week. It was so rewarding to see him try harder to help his little brother out and do things to make me happy (it was a rough week for me).

All I can say is how  much I love these cards. They truly have made me work on my virtues. I think it is great for my kids to see me work on my character so they know that I'm not "above our house laws". I definitely recommend getting these We Choose Virtues cards. I know you will be amazed at how much the atmosphere of your home will change.

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