Identifying Your Child's Highest Values: Key Strategies

At Life Skills Academy, we're dedicated to empowering your children with the tools they need to help them walk their own path and expand into their own unique potential. This commitment has led us to explore innovative approaches to understanding individual values, drawing on the groundbreaking work of Dr. John Demartini.

Unlike traditional methods that advocate for a standard set of values, Dr. Demartini's approach recognizes the unique value system inherent in each child, akin to a personal compass guiding their journey through life. In this newsletter, we'll share insights into identifying your child's highest values and the impact these values have on their behavior and development.

Identifying Your Child's Highest Values: Key Strategies

1. Observation and Inquiry: Pay close attention to where your child naturally spends their time and what consistently captures their attention. Engage them in conversations about their favorite activities and explore the reasons behind their preferences.

2. The Demartini Value Determination Process: This structured set of questions is designed to uncover an individual's true values. Here are seven key questions from the process to help identify your child's highest values:
   - What do they spend their time on?
   - Where do they spend their energy and feel most energized?
   - What do they spend their money on?
   - Where are they most organized and ordered?
   - What do they think about most?
   - What do they talk about in social settings?
   - What inspires them the most?

3. Behavioral Cues: Children show greater enthusiasm, focus, and energy when engaged in activities that align with their highest values. They exhibit spontaneity and are deeply immersed, often losing track of time. In contrast, tasks that align less with their values may result in procrastination and a noticeable lack of motivation.

Supporting Your Child's Value-Driven Growth

- Facilitate Their Interests: Encourage and create opportunities for your child to engage more with activities that resonate with their highest values.
- Value-Based Communication: Discuss how various experiences, including education, can contribute to fulfilling their highest values, thereby increasing their motivation and engagement.
- Avoid Value Imposition: It's important to recognize that your child's values may differ from yours. Embracing their unique values without comparison or imposition fosters a supportive environment for authentic development.

Understanding and aligning with one's unique values is pivotal for personal fulfillment and success. By recognizing and nurturing your child's highest values, you can guide them on a path toward a purpose-driven and inspired life. 

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