The Character Effect™

12 Nov

Support Beech Acres Parenting Center This Giving Tuesday

Support Beech Acres Parenting Center This Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Inpire and Equip today’s parents, families, and communities to raise capable, caring, contributing children. The mission of Beech Acres Parenting Center hasn’t changed much in over 170 years. What has changed is the way we approach our mission. In today’s rapidly changing world, parents are looking for ways to be more present with their children, to understand and to build on their child’s strengths, and to improve their child’s mental...

10 Jun

A Mindful Teacher and a Strong Mom, A Unique Perspective on The Character Effect™

“The Character Effect™ has impacted me on two different levels.” Teacher and mom Tiffany Gruen is in a unique position to understand The Character Effect™, the social and emotional curriculum based on mindfulness and character strengths. The program has been implemented at the school she teaches and in the school her son attends. “I noticed my son using mindful breathing techniques that neither my husband nor I had taught him,” Tiffany said. “To see this application of self-regulation away from school...

03 Jun

Character Strength Summer Activities for June!

Summer vacation is here! Are your kids already bored to tears? We’ve got you covered with some easy, fun summer activities that you can do each week. The best part is these activities allow you to recognize and build on your child’s strengths. If you haven’t already taken the VIA Survey of Character Strengths, you can get started here. Then you can download and print this month’s activity sheet and work on recognizing your child’s strengths all summer long. For...

15 Dec

Mindful Meditation: The Snowman

Need a mindful moment this winter break? Try this one! Start by finding a comfortable seat. Place your feet at on the ground, relax your shoulders, and place your hands at on your lap or someplace comfortable. Close your eyes or nd a soft gaze and enjoy using your imagination. Be very still, and imagine that you are a snowman – standing in the middle of a snow-covered yard. All around you is fresh, glistening snow; not a shoe print in...

28 Nov

Gratitude Tree Activity

Looking for a great strengths-based activity to do with the kids this week? Focus on gratitude by assembling a Gratitude Tree! 1. Download and print The Gratitude Tree activity from our website. 2. Share things you are grateful for while completing the activity. 3. Snap a photo of your completed tree and share it on our facebook page! 4. Be grateful! The Gratitude Tree is brought to you by The Character Effect™. Being Mindful. Building Strengths. ...