About Adventures in Wisdom™!
I’m Renaye Thornborrow, founder of the “Empower 1 Million Kids Movement” and author of the Adventures in Wisdom™ programs.
One of the most important things I will do on this planet is nurture my son and daughter to adulthood.
When my kids were young I knew that no matter how much I loved them or how much time I spent with them, I couldn’t give them self-confidence, I couldn’t give them self-esteem, and I couldn’t give them success…but what I could do was teach them to develop it in themselves.
Adventures in Wisdom™ is a program I created that parents and mentors could use to “coach” children on how to proactively develop strong self-esteem and self-confidence; to learn how to handle challenges in life such as fear, failure, mistakes, and peer pressure; to learn how to make good decisions; to learn how to set and achieve their goals; and to learn how to create happy fulfilling lives.
Our mission is two-fold:
- First, to inspire and empower kids to believe in themselves and their dreams and to provide them with the tools to make that happen.
- Second, to empower parents to become “trusted advisers” in their children’s lives by providing coaching tools and a platform for initiating critical conversations with their kids.
When putting together the program I wanted to make sure it was fun and easy-to-use. Each of the 27 skills is taught via a fun short story or fable by a “character mentor” called Wyatt the Wise Wizard.
Throughout the stories, kids get to see how the skills are used to solve “real-life” challenges such as standing up to peer pressure, learning about integrity, and learning how to handle mistakes.
Each story is followed by discussion questions and activities which enable kids to experience the skill first hand (and provides a platform for us to share our own wisdom as well ).
I also wanted the program to be easy-to-use. As parents, we’re busy! Between homework, activities, and errands we’ve always got something going on. So I designed the program to fit into my schedule as opposed to having to change my schedule to make time for the program! My family’s favorite way to use the program is to listen to the audio program in the car.
All of the audio segments are about 5 – 15 minute long which is perfect for those times when we’re driving around town to and from practice, games, errands, and other activities. We just listen to a story on the way to practice and discuss it on the way home – it’s a great time to connect with the kids!
I hope you enjoy using Adventures in Wisdom as much as my family has. It’s been wonderful seeing my kids embrace personal development concepts that most people don’t learn until their adult years. As you use the program with your kids, I would love to hear your feedback or ideas. You can reach me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish you the best on your journey. Enjoy connecting with your kids!
Adventure well my friend,
Renaye Thornborrow is the founder of Adventures in Wisdom.com™ and the leader of a nation-wide Kid Empowerment Movement. Renaye is a personal development expert and author of over 25 ebooks/audio books which make up the five programs in the Adventures in Wisdom Life Coaching program. Her mission is twofold – to inspire and empower kids to believe in themselves and their dreams and to support parents in becoming “trusted advisers” in their children’s lives. Renaye is a certified Dream Coach® and a member of the International Coaches Federation. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University, an MBA from the University of Texas, and most recently served as the Vice President of Marketing for a company focused on K-12 education. She and her husband of 21 years are the proud parents of 9-year old boy/girl twins.