Character and Values

Character and Values

PCL 23: [Repost] How Serving Changes Kids

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, Kristen Ivy, and Reggie Joiner discuss how giving kids increasing opportunities to serve through childhood is one of the biggest… Read More

Character and Values

PCL 10: How Serving Changes Kids

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, Kristen Ivy, and Reggie Joiner discuss how giving kids increasing opportunities to serve through childhood is one of the biggest… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Stories That Teach Forgiveness

Forgiveness can be hard. We all have this tendency to our hurt and carry it around like a weight in a backpack. We just keep piling in those hurts, until we bend and break beneath the weight of our bitterness. Even as… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Growing Knowledge

Every year, two professors from a small college in Wisconsin publish a "Mindset" list to remind us that every freshman has a completely different knowledge base than previous generations. Maybe you've seen the list. For example, this year, the class of 2023… Read More

Character and Values | Fight For The Heart

Empathy is Tonic

Spooked My daughter spends most of her free time at the stables where she rides horses. She will happily muck stalls (aka shovel poop), wash horses, and hand pick fungus off their legs. Now, will she clean her bathroom, hang up a… Read More

Celebrations | Character and Values | Fight For The Heart

Joy in the Chaos

My son is asking for a car this Christmas. He’s four. He started asking one month ago. And I— foolishly—thought it would be an idea that waned with time. Not so much. He gets fixated on things and doesn’t let go. Which… Read More

Character and Values

3 Ways To Help Your Kid Push Past Fear

I'm going to guess you wish you had a little more courage as an adult, and maybe even as a parent. We all do. Fear isn't just an emotion, it's also a habit. Same with courage. Courage is a habit, and habits… Read More

Character and Values | Middle School (6th-8th)

Helping Preteens Discover Courage

When we hear the word courage, we often think of these grandiose moments of bravery. Experiences like leaping off a high-dive, trying out for an ultra-competitive team, or taking your first step off a zip-line seem like the most appropriate ways for… Read More

Character and Values | Fight For The Heart

Journey to Courage

Good Advice In a pivotal moment in a movie most dads would probably rather not admit we've seen, the Prince of fictional Genovia has this advice for his daughter, the Princess (yes, as in Princess Diaries). On her sixteenth birthday, her father… Read More