Wisdom In the Community
Making practical application of what is learned
Wisdom in the Family
Focusing on Wisdom in the family can positively impact mental health. Parents can help children to develop their critical thinking skills by asking them questions and challenging their assumptions. Using this technique with choosing coping skills doubles the impact helping them learn how to deal with difficult emotions and situations in a Wise and healthy way. When you expose children to different cultures and perspectives, it broadens their horizons, and they learn to see the world from different viewpoints expanding their Wisdom. Reading is another way to expand their knowledge and better equip them to make Wise decisions and cope with challenges.
Parents who model Wise decision-making and discuss the steps with the family will show children how to make Wise choices. Praise children for their Wise decisions and show them how to learn from their mistakes so that they can make Wiser choices in the future. Creating a positive and supportive environment will make children feel loved, confident, and secure, and more likely to develop Wisdom and Resilience. Getting involved in your community as a family can help children feel connected to others, see the bigger picture, and develop a sense of purpose, leading to Wiser choices and a greater sense of well-being.
How will you encourage Wisdom in the family?
The Links below will take you to Resources you can use with the family or within community organizations
to teach the Character Quality of Wisdom.
The following activities are related to dates this month and can relate to any character quality or good character in general.
See NationalToday and BrownieLocks for more information on these and other holidays to celebrate this month. Day in September Holiday How to Commemorate with Character 1 World Letter Writing Day Today is World Letter Writing Day. Who do you know that would love to...
Make a Character Tree to identify character-based behavior on which you can focus. You can either draw or print a picture of a tree. Write suggestions of good behaviors on cutouts of leaves. If you write in a bold black marker, the children can color them with fall...
Day of Encouragement (Sept 12) was started in 2007 by a group of Searcy, Arkansas teenagers who felt that encouragement could help many teens face their problems. The Mayor of Searcy proclaimed September 12, Day of Encouragement. A similar proclamation was made by the...
Our other Pillars have resources that can be used in a community or family setting.
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