Book summary: GROWING KIDS GOD'S WA (Along the Virtuous Way) 5.0 series is a comprehensive values-based parenting curriculum. In the title the authors, Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo, place their emphasis on God's Way meaning the way of the Lord. Along the Virtuous Way can help any parent reach the heart of children with virtues and values that flow from the character of God and do it without stressing the child or the parents.Utilized by more than 9,000 churches and schools worldwide and serving over 1.7 million households, there is a reason why this core curriculum is so popular: it's practical and the applications work. The curriculum is designed for small group studies or can be utilized by individuals in the privacy of their own home.Topics include:
How to help children internalize virtues and values and how to help them practically live out the character of God in their life.
What parents do to foster insecure children and how they can fix the problems that might now exist.
How to say "I love you" to your children and spouse in such a way that each member actually feels the full sensation of parental love.
How fathers build or undermine their children's sense of trust and confidence in parental leadership and how to build family loyalty and identity.
What is true character and how do you teach your children to love and prefer each other?
You will learn how not to raise a moral robot" but a child with moral sensibility.
Learn what true biblical discipline is and what are the principles of first time obedience.
How to successfully handle sibling conflict, temper tantrums, and the three sister sins: lying, cheating and stealing.
How to instill that wonderful life-virtue of personal self-control and a sense of personal responsibility.
An Along the Virtuous Way student workbook is recommended for each class participant. In addition to the core curriculum and workbook, there are supplemental resources for single parents and, blended families A Leader's Guide is also available for this curriculum.