What’s Right With This Picture? Workbook (PDF)

$14.00

Helping our children identify, apply, and nurture their character strengths is a 21st century life skill which is associated with greater life satisfaction, engagement in school, academic success, and overall well-being.

This workbook for kids 8+ includes:

  • An introduction to the concept of character strengths and the 24 core VIA Strengths
  • Eight short stories that encourage kids to recognize strengths in others and in themselves
  • Activities designed to help kids recognize and cultivate their strengths

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Description

Don’t eat so much junk!” “Study harder!” “Stop fighting with your sister!”

We want the best for our kids. In the pursuit of their greatest well-being, we often take a path of rooting out “what’s wrong” and fixing it. But what if living a good life goes beyond reducing the problems our children face? What if it is equally important to teach kids to seek out “what’s right”? Turns out the research supports this notion.

Helping our children identify, apply, and nurture their character strengths is a 21st century life skill which is associated with greater life satisfaction, engagement in school, academic success, and overall well-being. What we know is as important as it is to reduce the problems facing our children, it is equally as important to nurture what is right. In this, they have the tools to thrive and create positive connections to the larger world.

“What’s Right with This Picture?” is a workbook for teachers and parents to work with their kids to learn character strength vocabulary, identify character strengths in themselves and others around them, and find ways to apply strengths in their lives. This fully-illustrated workbook teaches these lessons through fun and relatable stories and activities.

What are people saying?

“What if every kid learned to look for what’s right, and good, and strong in themselves and in other people? What if they had a working vocabulary that made talking about the positive traits of human character not only easy, but fun and natural? What if families shared strength-spotting chat over dinner as easily as they share complaints and blame? Don’t you suppose that the world would be a more hopeful place?

What’s Right with this Picture makes identifying the positive aspects of human character an adventure. Kids will relate to its stories about the challenges and opportunities the kid-next-door characters face. And they’ll remember the strengths they used to deal with them.

The strengths highlighted in this delightful book are those that span cultures and centuries, the kind that we humans have named as the basis for living a flourishing life. They’re the kinds of qualities every kid deserves to know and appreciate. And the stories and activities in What’s Right with this Picture deliver that knowledge and appreciation in a way that kids (and parents!) will love.” ~Susan K. Minarik