WHAT ARE CHARACTER STRENGTHS EXACTLY?
Character strengths are habits. They shape our character. Now, we know that there are many habits, good and bad. What makes character strengths different is that they are always good and they always will benefit people around us. Habits like Generosity, Orderliness, Patience, Humility, Respect, and Honesty are all character strengths. Go to the Virtue Video Library→
4 POSITIVE BENEFITS OF PARENTING WTH CHARACTER STRENGTHS:
After years of research, we know that one of the best ways for your family thrive is by growing in character strengths. It’s all about the small, daily decisions that make you interact well as a family. We are passionate about creating tools that give your family the opportunity to facilitate important discussions with your kids, foster enthusiasm, and have the reward of not only seeing yourself grow in character, but you will witness your family members grow in character as well. We teach you how to take control of the chaos, and instead live the life you all were created to live.
✓ FAMILY UNITY
No matter your personality, temperament, upbringing, or nature, growing in character will promote unity. Why? When family members set a common goal to work towards a certain strength of character, it levels the playing field and puts everyone on the same path. The family unites to improve for each other, and this is what leads to happier, healthier, more productive, successful, and faithful lives.
✓ A HEALTHY CONSCIENCE
Developing character helps us understand right and wrong. Character strengths come from Aristotle’s objective truths called virtue. For example, when it comes to gratitude, we are either grateful or we are not. Understanding right and wrong helps build up confidence and courage.
✓ HABITUAL SELFLESSNESS
When we act with character strengths, our actions become a gift of self. Developing these leads us to ultimately love others the way they deserve to be loved. Aristotle says that the deepest level of friendship is a friendship where these actions of habitual selflessness take place. This all leads to joy and unity.
When we do the things we are responsible for, it gives us willpower. When we condition our behavior to control our passions and desires, it becomes a lot easier to say “no” to those things that have a negative influence over us. If on the contrast, we feed our passions and desires constantly, it may lead to difficult consequences. Building this type of self-control builds enormous self-esteem.
PARENTING WITH CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
We’ll let you in on a little secret: there is no magic formula for raising children. There is no shortcut, no overnight solution, and no parenthood manual. However, with hard work and intentionality, we offer you the tools to set up the framework to work together on character building for a more positive, intentional environment in your home.
Examples of character traits: Generosity, Orderliness, Patience, Assertiveness, Self-control, Gratitude, Respect, and Honesty.