Promoting Youth Values

As parents we influence many aspects of our children’s lives.  Our own moral values shape what we want our children to believe in and adopt in their own lives.

A strong moral compass will be the foundation for good decision making as our little ones enter adolescence.

In Planting My Values I talk about some of the values that I believe children should conquer on their journeys of self-discovery.

In todays fast-paced society we sometimes fall short in the category of promoting youth values.  Our children are obsessed with technology.  This is wonderful yet can be challenging to parents. We are busy, rushed, stressed. Often we don’t understand the technology that is driving our young ones.

Lets get back to the basics. Our children are our future. A strong value system will help our little ones as they maneuver the world as it is today. Fast and furious- connected yet disconnected. Help your children acquire the value system that you want them to have.

The book will touch on these core values:

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  • Manners
  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Gratitude
  • Courage
  • Responsibility
  • Kindness
  • Integrity
  • Thoughtfulness

Invite your little ones to have a voice! Let me know what values you feel are important to instill in  your children?

The magic and motivation behind writing “Planting My Values.”

When my four children were young I loved reading picture books to them and frequently volunteered in their classrooms to read for story time. Those brief moments were magical and fleeting. As a teacher or parent we savor those sweet smiles, wiggles and giggles, big yawns and inquisitive faces.

Those motherly moments resonated strongly and I wanted to write my own stories as a way of giving back to my community.  Raising children is one of the hardest jobs in the world.  Instilling a strong moral compass in our children is the cornerstone to raising responsible young adults. It takes dedication, motivation and a little magic!

I penned my notes early on but life got busy.  Last year I felt compelled to finish what I had started so long ago as a legacy to my own mother.

Join me in my journey! There is much more to come.