These resources support parents as they live out and engage our themes with their children. Playing off our monthly theme question of “What does it mean to be a people of Resilience?”, we invite parents to ask “What does it mean to be a parent of Resilience” or “What does it mean to be a family of Resilience?”
Each month we will provide a list of table topics which are questions based on the monthly theme that will open up discussion during meal times, family time or just time of contemplation. The first half of the questions are at a higher age level and life maturity. The second half of the list of questions
(in blue text)
are kid friendly. You can find the February
RESILIENCE Table Topics here
. Print them out and have them available or cut the questions into strips and place them in a table topic jar.
Story To Read Together
Richard Right and the Library Card
“As a young black man in the segregated South of the 1920s, Wright was hungry to explore new worlds through books, but was forbidden from borrowing them from the library. This touching account tells of his love of reading, and how his unwavering perseverance, along with the help of a co-worker, came together to make Richard's dream a reality ” - Amazon
Theme Connection: Richard Wright was a real person. A resilient African American man who had to have grit to get access to books in the library. From the hard times of racism, he rose to become one the most brilliant writers in the U.S.
Engaging directions for different laughter exercises: Driving Laughter, Puppet Laughter, Blossom Laughter, Surfing Laughter, Laughter Cream, A Gentle Laughter Meditation.
Family Movie Night Ideas
Theme Connection: Each episode sees kids confronted with a problem that must be solved with grit and determination.
(Support for Adults as Faith Formation Guides)
Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.
How I Learned to Let My Kid Fail
By Diane Tavenner September 26, 2019