A few years ago I realized that it did no good to encourage a particular character trait (like diligence or deference) if the children didn't understand what that word meant. Kathy from The Courtship Connection mentioned "Character Building for Families," and I looked into it.
Each 20 minute lesson (which requires no prep time!) involves scripture reading and memorization, as well as discussion about the trait being studied. We spend several days or weeks studying a particular trait. Now I can even ask a little one, "What does the Bible say about (insert trait here)?" and they can give me a scriptural answer.
Last year the children and I worked on the study during the day. This year we're enjoying Dad leading the studies with everyone before bedtime. We've even been able to use the scripture we've learned during Memorization Sundays at church.
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