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What were some of your most memorable adventures as a kid? How do your kids’ adventures compare to yours?

According to an article published by the Washington Post in 2015, “There’s Never Been a Safer Time to Be a Kid in America.” Yet, even with greater safety, most parents allow their kids to explore less and have less independence than kids in previous generations. Is this focus on safety really helping our kids, or do we need to loosen our grip on our children in order to help grow into adults who take healthy risks?

Our February virtue is “Bold Adventurer.” The basic definitions of “bold” and “adventurer” involve taking risks.

 


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VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
The Bold Adventurer

Don't sit around.

A bold adventurer:
● Chooses adventure and purpose over boredom and comfort
● Lives by God’s standards rather than the world’s
● Follows God’s call on his life
● Is willing to be uncomfortable
● Doesn’t waste his life on the things of this world
● Faithfully lives in God’s story for his life

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5th Grade - The Seven Virtues of Manhood

At PDS, we want every boy to learn what it really means to be a man. That’s why we wrote The 7 Virtues of Manhood, which walks boys through each of the virtues and shows them what the virtues look like in daily life — at school, with friends, at home, and with God.

Each month, 5th-grade boys are reading that chapter for that month’s virtue — you can see what this month’s virtue is above.

The Seven Virtues of Manhood

 

6th Grade - Flight Plan

To equip boys as they grow into men, PDS spent the past 20 years developing Flight Plan, a clear, candid guidebook that unpacks what godly manhood is and what it looks like in daily life — in peer pressure, puberty, grades, dating, and more.

  • Chapter 01: Prepare For Takeoff - September 5
  • Chapter 02: The Six Myths Of Manhood - September 19
  • Chapter 03: The Seven Virtues - October 17
  • Chapter 04: Finding Your True Friends - October 31
  • Chapter 05: Resisting Peer Pressure - November 14
  • Chapter 06: The Dangers Of Alcohol And Drugs - December 12
  • Chapter 07: Relationships And Dating - January 16
  • Chapter 08: Understanding Puberty - January 18
  • Chapter 09: Purity And Porn - January 23
  • Chapter 10: Screens, Stories, And Songs - February13
  • Chapter 11: Loving Your Family - February 27
  • Chapter 12: Why School Matters - March 20
  • Chapter 13: Targeting True Success - April 3
  • Chapter 14: Cleared For Take Off - April 24

You can explore more Flight Plan resources for you and your son — like discussion questions, life skill infographics, and action steps — at flightplan.org. Just go to flightplan.org/takeoff to create your account.

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