Simple ways to bring out the best in our children and ourselves
This book is intended for parents and children to use together to nurture togetherness. The first section includes five simple strategies for raising children to live meaningful lives and to develop the virtues of their character. The second section contains 52 virtues, one for each week of the year, describing each virtue in simple terms, giving role play situations, how to practice it, and signs of success. It will engage family members of all ages in an exciting process of growth and discovery.
This book shows you how to: learn the language of integrity and self-esteem; understand the five roles parents' play; discover ways to introduce sacred time into family life; and help children to make moral choices.
Author: Linda Kavelin-Popov, Dan Popov, and John Kavelin.
Format: Softcover book, 319 Pages, 18 x 23 cm.
Publisher: Penguin Books of Canada, 1997.
'The Virtues Guide is no sanctimonious tome. Its aim is to help pass on some basic values for living together, shared by cultures and faiths around the globe.' ~ Seattle Times.
The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Programme is a three-year programme for 12-15 year-olds which fosters a positive transition from childhood to adolescence. Participants in the programme are supported to appreciate their own inherent nobility and dignity; the inherent nobility and dignity of every human being; and the capacity each has to contribute to the betterment of humanity and to an ever-advancing, spiritually and materially prosperous civilization. Junior youth are supported in the development of their power of analysis and expression, as well as their ability to think, speak and act in ways that are coherent with a sound moral framework, through exploration of important concepts embedded in engaging stories. They also learn to identify the needs of their community and find ways to respond to these needs, through increasingly complex and meaningful acts of service. Purposeful social, sport and artistic activities also constitute a key element of the programme.
Junior youth engage in the programme by joining or forming a junior youth group. A group often comprises 5-10 young people in a given locality who usually meet at least weekly to participate in the various aspects of the programme. Central to the advancement of understanding is the exploration of key concepts contained in a series of study modules. In its entirety, this series of study can provide young people with the elements of a conceptual framework that can guide their choices and actions as they mature into adults.
Breezes of Confirmation (11-12 yo)
Glimmerings of Hope (11-12 yo)
Spirit of Faith (11-12 yo)
Thinking About Numbers (11-12 yo)
Human Temple (12-13 yo)
Learning About Excellence (12-13 yo)
Power of the Holy Spirit (12-13 yo)
Observations and Insights
Drawing on the Power of the Word (13-14 yo)
Walking the Straight Path (13-14 yo)