Using We Choose Virtues for Discipline (Free Printable Friday)

Free printable virtue meter (discipline chart) to use with We Choose Virtues virtue cards. #MommyTimeParty

Sometimes, when I am talking to my children, I feel like I would get better results if I were beating my head against a wall. Ever have days like that? Then, suddenly, the patience breaks and I am suddenly the Discipline Tyrant.

Apparently, I need a visual as much as my children do, but I needed a simple system.

How to Use the Virtue Meter for Discipline

My children (and I) need a color coded chart for quick and easy reference. So, what is more universal that the green, yellow, red system? After creating this easy printable, I laminated the discipline chart and put it on the side of the refrigerator. I also grabbed a few clothespins and wrote each child’s first initial on the pin.

When the children are doing well, everyone is on green. If someone has a discipline problem, they must move their pin to yellow and they lose a privilege. If we catch them being good, they can move themselves back to green. However, another discipline problem lands them on red and more privileges are lost or another appropriate action is taken depending on the situation.

Using with We Choose Virtues Virtue Cards

We put another layer in our discipline system by giving it a weekly focus on a virtue by using the We Choose Virtues Virtue Cards.

Every week or so, rotating when we have it mastered, we pick a virtue on which to focus our attention. We start the week by reading the card, discuss the opposites of the virtue, and read the corresponding Scripture. Then, we place the card on the refrigerator next to the Virtue Meter.

If the children break the virtue, they move their pin. If we see they exhibiting the virtue, they can move back.

This has become a simple way for us to turn discipline into disciple-ing.

Where to buy We Choose Virtues

Visit the We Choose Virtues store online to get the Virtue Cards for only $14.99. Use discount code MOMTIME15 to save an extra 15% off, making them only $12.74. This discount code is valid on your ENTIRE cart. So be sure to check out the complete virtue kits.

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  1. says

    I am assuming you meant for us to comment about the We Choose Virtues website and not Apologia for this giveaway. I hope so. I noticed that the We Choose Virtue Flash Cards are available with and without scripture. They can be used for memorization games as well. We would love to win this giveaway! I really need a better way to teach character and virtues. The current way is definitely NOT working for us (boring and no application). This item is on my wish list. Thank you for the opportunity to win it which would save us a little cash. Budget is tighter than normal since we are in the process of building the house.

  2. Carla C says

    I love We Choose Virtues! I have been wanting to use We Choose Virtues for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Carla C says

    I love Apologia! In particular their Exploring Creation Elementary Science books. I had no idea they had planners and other subjects like Language Arts.

  4. Rissa says

    I really like that they not only include their products but also have a blog where they talk about their personal views on virtues.

  5. Jessica A. says

    I heard wonderful things about their products and how you can adopt it to use for younger students!


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