Family of Virtues

Family of Virtues

Our aim is to share inspirational thoughts and discussions related to the role of a parent as an educator and guide, so we can support children to grow through the many challenges of life and to help them turn these challenges into moral victories. Through conversations with parents and teachers, we will learn from their lessons, and share how we, as parents, can plant and nurture the seed that will make a lasting impact towards our children's’ purpose.

Episodes

November 6, 2020 55 min

Season 1 Final Episode.
In our final episode of Season 1, we speak with Dr. Mary Wilde and reflect on the virtue of Compassion. We discuss on how the virtues are rooted within us, and Mary gives us advice on how we need to be mindful and thoughtful about what we say or do with our children.

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    In our penultimate episode of Season 1, we reflect on the virtue of Gratitude with Jed Jurchenko. We discuss the importance of cultivating routines and rituals which model thankfulness in our homes and Jed shares with us practical tips on how we can take the first step towards this with our children, our partners, and with ourselves.

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    October 23, 2020 52 min

    This week, I speak with Bonnie McClure, a writer who prefers to write on topics covering a cross-section between spirituality and psychology. We discuss the importance of peacefulness as a virtue, and what it looks like in our homes with our children. We discuss how to model it, and how to acknowledge and guide our children towards a practice of peacefulness, providing them with an essential tool for their lives.

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    October 16, 2020 54 min

    Eran Katz is a clinical psychologist and parenting counselor. He specializes in attachment theory. He's also the father of two children who are his best parenting teachers. He believes that parenting is one of the most important jobs we will ever do. In this episode, he discusses with us the Parenting MAP - focusing on mindfulness, attachment, and purpose. All things that resonate with us here at FoV. Listen in for an intriguin...

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    In this episode, we speak to award-winning film director Eric Christiansen on the virtue of 'Hope'. We discuss his personal experiences, trials, and tribulations and tap into his wisdom of how he managed to find hope even in the most challenging places. Like every episode, we focus a lot on families and children, and how we can cultivate the virtue of hope in our homes.

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    In this episode, Nico and I discuss the virtue of Creativity. Nico uses anecdotes from his own profession and his personal life to reflect on what creativity means in everyday life, and how this enables children to be able to discover their special talents in the arts and beyond.

    Nico is the host of a podcast called 'What Would Mozart Do?'

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    In our second episode with Linda Kavelin-Popov, we discuss the strategy of Spiritual Companioning and the virtue of empathy. As we listen, we all learn an important skill to address feelings and to support children to make moral choices. It involves being deeply present and is the most effective approach to managing anger.

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    September 18, 2020 24 min

    Be prepared to open your mind, heart and soul as we discuss The Virtues Project with Co-Founder Linda Kavelin-Popov. We reflect on the virtues, the state of our common humanity and our commitment as parents to be the difference one action at a time.

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    September 11, 2020 53 min

    In this episode, we continue our reflection on Tact as we speak with Mojgan Tosif about how we communicate with our children. As parents, we need to remember what our role is - as a guide and counselor, not an authoritarian or a dictator. By recognising that our children are full of virtues in potential, we learn to nurture these by 'naming' the virtues rather than shaming the child.

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    September 4, 2020 15 min

    This week we reflect on the virtue of Tact. All of us may have the best of intentions, however, some of the words we use, and the timing of the conversation is the main difference between encouragement and discouragement. We either open the door or close it, sometimes forever. Let us reflect on what Tact means and how this impacts our lives, and our conversations with our children.

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    August 28, 2020 50 min

    In this episode, we talk to Joseph Hamer about the parental longing for our children to be determined and succeed. With perceptiveness, we uncover the implications of our actions, and if our actions will be producing the desired results.

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  • Host: Richard Sidharta (Instagram | Twitter), Family of Virtues (Instagram | Facebook)

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    August 21, 2020 17 min

    This week, we reflect on the virtue of Courage, and how we as parents can support our children and provide them with the skills to power through their own battles to become resilient and determined individuals.

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  • Host: Richard Sidharta (Instagram | Twitter), Family of Virtues (Instagram | Facebook)

    References:
    Mogel, Wendy. The B...

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    In this second part of the 2 part series, Dara Feldman goes deeper into discussing the virtue of Reverence, and how we can practice it together as families with our children. Additionally, we touch on the topic of personal journaling and what that means to a person, and how we can encourage this practice in younger children as well.

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    August 10, 2020 11 min

    We are practicing reverence when we have an attitude of respect towards all living things. When we have a regular practice of reflection or prayer. Lets reflect on how we can build an attitude of reverence in our families.

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  • Host: Richard Sidharta (Instagram | Twitter), Family of Virtues (Instagram | Facebook)

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    How can we as families honour each other, and ensure that we practice the spirit of reverence and gratitude in our daily lives? The first of a two part series, Dara Feldman discusses her journey from being a celebrated educator, to an advocate for the Virtues Project and the spiritual and moral development of young children.

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    August 3, 2020 10 min

    Awe is deep respect and reverence for the Source of Life. We reflect on the virtue of Awe, and how we as adults may have lost our appreciation of the wonders of our creation and the Creator, and how children through their innocence are more connected to the Divine.

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    July 31, 2020 54 min

    Guest Pam Mundy shares her wisdom and experience on how we can be purposeful as parents by understanding children, catering to their needs and by creating rituals and routines that celebrate the relationship between parent and child.

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  • The Gardener and the Carpenter - Alison Gopnik
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    This week, we focus on our purpose as parents to be present, positive, and intentional in our relationship with our children.

  • Reflection Cards are available from The Virtues Project.
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  • Host: Richard Sidharta (Instagram | Twitter), Family of Virtues (Instagram | Facebook)

    Clear Waters by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3516-clear-waters
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    As parents face challenges of their own, we may be communicating with our children in a way that sends a different message to them than is originally intended. Guest Gareth Steed speaks passionately about how our words and actions can have positive and negative effects on our childrens behaviour and long-term emotional development.

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    July 20, 2020 15 min

    This week, we focus on the virtue of caring, between parents and children. We reflect on why we care for others, and how we can take care of ourselves too.

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  • Host: Richard Sidharta (Instagram | Twitter), Family of Virtues (Instagram | Facebook)

    Books:
    Parents in Pain (John White)
    How Children Raise Parents (Dan Allender)

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