“Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success.” -John Hays Hammond
Have you heard of The Virtues Project? I believe that most parents would like to play a role in building
the characters of their children. I think we as parents know we cannot dictate their personalities, their likes, dislikes, hopes or dreams but when we have children, (if we are honest about this) most of us wish to be influential in their lives in some way. This is where the Virtues Project, developed by Linda Kavelin-Popov and Dr. Dan Popov, is a perfect fit for parents.
The virtues are described as “the gifts of character” and the list is long. But when you examine and read each one separately you will begin to see that some will stand out for you as being important or more valuable than others. This is what makes parenting so individual; and I love and respect that each family has their own hierarchy of values to pass on to their children.
Take a look at the list. Which ones are important to you and why? Would your spouse place more importance on different virtues? How can two parents work together to reconcile different priorities? Your children are growing up before your eyes. If you haven’t given any thought yet to character building and family values, now is the time to begin!
If you find this post interesting then you may wish to read one of my other posts: Parenting: Yes and No. Check it out!