It’s never too late, but it helps to teach our kids the benefits of virtues when they are young. If we don’t, we end up with teenagers and young adults who are big and strong on the outside but very underdeveloped on the inside.
REAL SUPER HEROES
A super busy mom recognizes a super teachable moment and brings out the superhero in her young son.
Busted by his mom for eating cookies before his lunch, the 5 year-old boy in this video learns the importance of keeping a promise. By choosing goodness, even when his mother isn’t looking, he takes a step toward becoming a trustworthy young man.
CHOOSE DETACHMENT NOT VIOLENCE
A young man loses his temper, resulting in tragic consequences.
The parents of the young man in this video didn’t have the time to speak the language of virtues or recognize teachable moments to help their son choose goodness. Instead he was conditioned by the “man-up” macho mentality of the streets and was forced to learn detachment the hard way.
Together we can bring out the best in our children (and ourselves).
Special thanks to The Family Virtues Guide, by Linda Kavelin Popov with Dr. Dan Popov Ph.D., and John Kavelin, and The Virtues Project, a global grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life.
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