Wisdom In the Community

vs. foolishness

Making practical application of what is learned

To practice Wisdom, I will:

  • seek out knowledge to fill in my gaps
  • learn from correction
  • choose my friends carefully
  • consider the consequence of my action
  • ask “what is the right thing to do?”

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.

November Character All Month

See NationalToday, Checkiday and Happy Days 365 for more information on these and other holidays to celebrate this month. 1 Extra Mile Day How will you go above and beyond on #ExtraMileDay?  You are an agent of #Change no matter how small the action.  #Generosity ...

World Kindness Day Nov. 13

Idea #1The Character Council has a program called the Kinder Character Challenge. Every Friday, we email a challenge for a kind deed to participants. The timeframe for performing that deed is the following Sunday through Saturday, but we really don’t mind when you do...


Thanksgiving is a national holiday with a focus on Gratefulness. This Thanksgiving, post a whiteboard, chalkboard, or poster board where those gathered for Thanksgiving can write public statements of what they are grateful for this year. Leave it where anyone can...

Our other Pillars have resources that can be used in a community or family setting.

Visit Wisdom in School:

No Matter How You Say It
Curriculum Connections
Croskey’s Corner

Visit Wisdom in Business:

Power Up with Character
Interview Questions
Adult Business Books

Visit Wisdom in Faith>>

Christian Family Activity
Bible Verses
Christian Poster
Prayer and Reflections
Archived Resources