List and reflect on important values

One of the things that you can do to help your child develop the important integrity skill is to encourage them to make a list of the four to six values that they want to be as they grow up. Then have them reflect on actions that match with those words. For example,...

How is your household integrity?

Integrity happens when we have good values and our actions match these values. Broken down, integrity consists of a few key components: Responsibility: Respect Fairness Trustworthiness Honesty As integrity month starts, have a family meeting and discuss these five (5)...

Overcommitting compromises our integrity

One of the ways that we inadvertently compromise our integrity regularly is by overcommitting in life. If we say ‘yes’ to everything, we may back out of commitments at the last minute or show up less than ready. Help your child get comfortable with saying no and...

Reward your child for using integrity

We live in a world where it is easy for integrity to take a back seat to power and material success. However, when kids learn to feel good about doing what’s right, they can measure the quality of their lives on more than just academic achievements or material...

An Introduction to Integrity!

Thank you so much for being a part of the Umbrella Project and helping us improve wellbeing for everyone! Each month, we focus on one piece of what makes a powerful umbrella of well-being skills. In April, we spent time on what intrinsically motivates our children and...

Our Brain is Like A Muscle

To build your child’s intrinsic motivation this week, have a conversation with them! Talk to them about how our brains are like a muscle. If we go to the gym to get bigger biceps, but never lift weight that makes us uncomfortable, it’s unlikely that we will build any...

Notice your child’s interests

To help your child build intrinsic motivation, notice what interests them and help them to engage in those things. It’s rare that a child will be passionate about something until they’ve worked through the process of mastering that task. Do not worry about identifying...