For the past couple of years we have been using a wonderful character curriculum I wanted to share with you. Some of you may already be involved with this. It's called "Bright Lights," developed by Sarah Mally who has also authored "Before You Meet Prince Charming" and "Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends." This is actually a program that is conducted in home studies with groups of young ladies ages 10-14, and Sarah offers conferences as well to provide further training and encouragement. You can read more about it at their website.
We attempted to do it as a group but it didn't work, so SweetPea and I have been doing it as part of our morning devotions. I highly recommend the studies! Sarah writes in a very conversational manner and includes lots of testimonionals from girls who have learned something valuable from their Bright Lights studies that has changed them.
The program is written in sets, each centered around a theme such as "Be Strong for the Lord in Your Youth" and expands on topics such as honoring your parents, friends, attitudes, our words, siblings, etc. Sarah is writing further studies that are not yet available (hurry, Sarah!).
It's all based on Scripture, very solid, with lots of references to use in further study. The cost is nominal and they also have accompaning CDs with more study and testimonial material.
What I have particularly loved about this program is the wonderful discussions it has sparked! And because it's written to the girls, SweetPea has taken the challenges personally and responded with some beautiful attitude adjustments and a greater desire to be a Godly young woman for the Lord. God was so good to have led us to this program. If you're looking for something to bolter your parenting efforts for your young lady, this might just be the answer!