Children don’t learn basic values like honesty, courage, and self-reliance by osmoses. These values have to be taught! The wonderful series Alexander’s Amazing Adventures is the best way to do it, and we have moved it over to our new site and made it easier to access and listen to than ever. Let us tell you the story of how this program came about, and then about how you can get it at a discounted price during December.
Here is the story: Two decades ago when our book Teaching Your Children Values became the New York Times #1 Bestseller, we knew how universal the need and the desire is of all parents to help their children develop and internalize the values that will protect them and maximize their chance of living a happy life.
Because that book was so popular, we had many offers from companies and individuals who wanted to add products to go with the book – animated films, video games, you name it! But the only group that really impressed us was four incredible songwriters and actors who wanted to make each of the 12 values in the book (honesty, respect, etc.) into a dynamic audio story of adventure and music that kids would play over and over on the “monitors of their minds.”
The result was the 12-part series Alexander’s Amazing Adventures – twelve incredibly imaginative and dramatic musical stories – each about a half-hour long and each focused on one value from the book – that kids simply become addicted to.
Designed for children between 6 and 13, it turns out that these adventures also appeal to even younger and even older children, and they become the perfect way to teach these values subliminally so that kids understand them deeply and want to emulate them.
But no amount of describing will help you understand how wonderful they are – you have got to actually hear one! You can listen to part of the first unit (Honesty), listen to our introduction to the series, and see a complete overview by clicking here.
Now, the reason we are writing to you about this now is that the most popular time to start the series (and to start a concerted effort to deliberately and purposefully teach your children values) is the new year. It makes a great new year’s resolution!
As you may know, ValuesParenting.com operates like a co-op, with each family just paying their share, so Alexander’s Amazing Adventures is cheap! Along with Alexander’s adventure story each month on each value (which you be able to listen to right on the website or download to be able to play on a mobile device or burn to a CD), you will also get a written and audio personal parent’s overview of the month’s value from us to you that will give you additional ideas on how to teach the value to your preschoolers, elementary school-aged children, and adolescents.
Here is our personal invitation: Make the new year’s resolution to teach values to your children in this organized, effective, proven way! Let friends and neighbors know about it too – or give it to them as a Christmas gift!
Our Holiday gift to you is that from now until the end of December, you can get (or give) the whole Alexander Series for the discounted price of just $60 if you are already a ValuesParenting member.
It is a Christmas gift you can give to your children or to friends or relatives that will keep on giving for the whole year ahead, and it is a new year’s resolution that will make a powerful difference in your family and help instill these important values into your children’s lives. Just click here to order.
All the best, and the happiest of holiday greetings,
Linda and Richard Eyre