An Integrity-Based Question from Dr. Jen

An Integrity-Based Question from Dr. Jen

Dr. Jen Asks Parents..... I often hear from parents that they feel compelled to jump in and advocate for their child’s success in academic and sport contexts. The reason? All the other parents are doing it and their child will be at a disadvantage if they don’t. While...

Ask yourself if you’re acting with integrity

Ask yourself if you’re acting with integrity

Each month, Dr. Jen encourages parents to reflect on their own use of that month’s Umbrella Skill. As you reflect on your own experiences with the integrity Umbrella Skill, consider the following questions. Do the values that you hold match the way that you’re...

Our thoughts become our actions

Our thoughts become our actions

When you understand your child’s thoughts and the meaning they are pulling from their life’s events, you can better understand their actions and eventually the path their life is taking. Everything starts with our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves and others. To...

Identify integrity role models

Identify integrity role models

Living with integrity is not always the easiest choice to make. It can sometimes be a difficult and isolating choice for our children. However, living with integrity helps us to live with purpose and let’s us feel good about ourselves day-to-day. To help your child...

List and reflect on important values

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?

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

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

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...

Umbrella Launch Videos

For a deeper understanding of the research behind the Umbrella Project metaphor, please watch the following video that will help you run the program in the classroom: We also invite you to watch this video that will help you access and understand the monthly lesson...