FAQs for Adventures in Wisdom™
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Life coaching is about supporting our kids in living their best life! Just as we turn to a baseball coach to help us learn to play baseball better, or a music teacher to help us learn to play music better, we use a life coaching program to help us live our lives more effectively and more on purpose.
There are specific skills that when learned and applied on a day-to-day basis can support our kids in creating happy, successful, and fulfilling lives. Life coaching programs are designed to teach these skills and support parents and kids in integrating the skills into their day-to-day lives.
The program is designed for children between the ages of 6-12 (elementary school). The audio programs are appropriate for all ages. If you decide to print the program, you will probably need to read the stories to most first and second graders. Third, fourth and fifth graders should be able to read the stories depending on their reading level (sign up for a free skill book on the home page to check it out).
Most of the skill books are written at a “fourth grade” level according to Microsoft Word; however, our experience has been that most third graders have not had a problem reading the Adventures in Wisdom series.
The Wise in 5s are a very important part of the Adventures in Wisdom programs. Repetition is the key to learning. Each Wise in 5 provides a brief summary of the skill, key points to remember, and an activity or question that can be used to practice the skill. Each Wise in 5 is designed to take just five minutes.
The author keeps all of the “Wise in 5” activities in a single folder. When it’s time for a “Wise in 5”, she randomly selects a “Wise in 5” to keep things interesting!
- Keep them in the car for “taxi talk” while you’re driving your kids to practice and lessons
- pull them out during snack for “snack chat”
- or discuss them after dinner during “dinner dialog”.
No. Adventures in Wisdom is designed for families with multiple children. There is no need to purchase more than one copy of the program. Your purchase gives you permission to print as many copies as you need for your immediate family.
Adventures in Wisdom can be fun with multiple children. You can read the intro and the story together, then have each child answer the questions in the “Let’s Talk” activity separately. Once they’ve completed the questions, have a family discussion about the answers. Wyatt’s wrap up can also be read together as a family.
There are multiple reasons why your children will want to participate in the Adventures in Wisdom program. Their excitement is going to be directly related to your excitement. When introducing the program, tell them they’ll learn the secret behind creating a happy life full of adventure. Let them know that they will learn:
- How to be happy even when things don’t go their way
- How to do well in school even if they aren’t an A student (yet)
- How to feel powerful even when they have to do something they don’t want to do
- How to turn their dreams into action even if they don’t know how
- How to have great friends and enjoy their life
- How to “slay the dragons” of fear, mistakes, and failure!
Also remind them that they will receive an Adventures in Wisdom certificate of completion for each program they complete – that’s five certificates for their victory board!
Parents have found other creative ways to motivate their kids as well. Some parents award “points” for each completed skill book which enable their children to earn a prize after programs have been completed. Others have provided financial incentive such as $2 per skill book completed. While others have awarded special dinners in celebration of a goal achieved. Be creative and have fun with it!
Adventures in Wisdom is designed to fit into your family’s lifestyle. Parents have used this program in many different ways.
- Some families complete 1 program each week and practice the Wise in Fives throughout the week (one family emailed us and said they like to have “Wyatt Wednesday” where they complete a skill book together)
- Other families allow the kids to “self-pace” their learning
- Some families get together with friends and enjoy learning as a group
- Others use it for “spot coaching” – pulling the skill books out when they are faced with a specific issue
Be creative and have fun!
One of the most common challenges parents face is that their families are busy! Adventures in Wisdom was specifically designed for busy families. The audio programs were designed to be listened to in the car while carting your kids around town. The vast majority of audio segments are between five and 15 minutes long – about the time it takes to drive to and from soccer practice, Scouts, games, and music lessons.
The ebook programs were also designed in a very modular format with each section in the skill book taking about 2 to 10 minutes.
So you don’t need to schedule hours each day – your kids can master critical life skills in just minutes per day!
Adventures in Wisdom™ programs are based on some of the top research on personal effectiveness, mindset development, brain science, and leadership. Click here to learn more!
The programs do not have to be completed in order; however, it is strongly recommended that you complete the “MindPower Program” (Program 1) first. It lays a lot of the foundation about how our brain works that will support your children with the subsequent programs.
How should I store the eToolkit?
There is a wealth of information in the etoolkit. To make it easy to use, we recommend using a separate notebook (1.5” or 2”) for each program (i.e. separate notebooks for MindPower, MePower, InnerPower, etc.). Then use tabs to separate each of the skill books in each program (i.e. for MePower, use separate tabs for Self-esteem, Self-confidence, etc.).
You may also want to group all of the “Wise in 5”s together is a separate notebook or folder for quick reference.
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Adventures in Wisdom™ is copyrighted material and should not be copied or emailed for other people’s use outside of your immediate family. If your friends are interested in Adventures in Wisdom, please have them visit www.AdventuresInWisdom.com and sign up for a free skill book.