My parents always told me that "actions speak louder than words". Boy did I really understand that when my son was born. Don't get me wrong... I knew it before but it really sets in when you are trying to teach your children lessons or they get upset and won't talk. Your actions will get to someone before your words do.
Recently I was given the opportunity to work with Heather at We Choose Virtues. Heather sent the NIrV Parenting Cards for us to use. These cards are the homeschool version of their Teacher cards you could use in the classroom. These cards help to instill important characteristics that will go throughout your child's lifetime with them.
In just ten minutes a day, you can help your children learn important skills and life lessons on how to be helpful, attentive, gentle and kind. There are 12 virtues that you work on together. Choose one each week and just work on the virtue for a few minutes each day.
We would color the page that goes with our virtue and study the steps on the back. The back of the parent card offers you ideas and tips to get your kids working through the lesson and learn how to be helpful, kind or gentle. It gives you scenarios to help them put into practice what they are learning. We enjoy this time of working together and I love seeing the lessons come out in everyday life. He enjoys what he thinks is a break from regular schooling. Little does he know he's learning life lessons that will go with him forever. You can go through the set and then come back and go through them again, getting deeper each time.
Each virtue has a "virtue kid" attached to the card. It helps them learn real life situations and how they can put that virtue to use.
Heather offers a variety of other products and kits to help you implement this teaching in your home. You check out her shop and see what other awesome products you can purchase to keep these virtues and lessons prominent in your home.
Heather has given me an awesome deal to share with you on this review. If you have been thinking of checking out the parent cards or anything else in her line of products, I have awesome news!!
She has shared two promo codes with me that are for you to use on your purchases. First you can use the code VIRTUE15 for 15% off any purchase in the store.
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It's definitely worth your time to check out the site and learn how you can teach your children virtues that go with them. Teach them these character traits so their actions can speak for them in a positive and uplifting way.