Hello, my name is Kathy Motlagh and I’m a professional educator, the mother of two wonderful boys, and co-founder of ThinkVirtues. Today I want to talk with you about why we founded this company, and why we want you to join us.
As a society, we’ve perfected how we pass knowledge on to our children. We have systems in place to teach language, math, history, and the sciences, as we should. It’s important for them to know these things, and we teach them week after week, month after month, year after year. We strive to encourage children to become productive and enlightened citizens, but yet, we don’t have similar systems in place to teach the basics of developing a sound moral compass.
Like you, I love my children and am very close to them. We talk all of the time! My boys have a wealth of great role models, and they go to church with us. Unfortunately, I’m here to tell you that, in this day and age, none of this is enough.
Our children are exposed to things we never were. New media alone gives them access to realities they may not be equipped to process properly. We may be solid role models for them, but they’re regularly surrounded by conflicting bad behavior. They’re faced with so many things, people, and situations that they don’t inherently know how to deal with and process. As a result, suicide is the second leading cause of death for children ages 10–24.
We founded ThinkVirtues to fill this gap by teaching parents and educators how to equip children with the tools they need to thrive in today’s world. By helping kids develop an articulated moral compass, ThinkVirtues tools guide them to filter through the things they’re exposed to so they can make good decisions, pick better friends, and stay away from things that don’t serve them.
We can’t shelter our kids from the world, but we can give them the tools to help them navigate. ThinkVirtues offers tools and programs to aid you in talking about important issues, and instill a strong base through virtues. You’ll equip, empower, and guide them toward gaining resolve and a sense a of purpose. They’ll be ready for whatever life throws at them.
At ThinkVirtues, we’ve gathered the best team of researchers and educators, who are passionate about making our children strong, happy, and resilient. Everything we bring to you is research-based and written by knowledgeable professionals who’ve dedicated their lives to passing on strong character to the next generation.
What’s more, we know how busy life has become for all of us. The age of technology seems to have accelerated the pace of life, leaving us less time for things that matter. That’s why we’ve developed these tools to take 5–15 minutes a day. Conversations and life lessons can be passed on in the car on the way to school or over a meal at the family dining table. My boys and I do the exercises on our family room couch, in the car, and when we’re enjoying a meal together. The exercises are thought-provoking and fun for both kids and adults the alike.
Join us! We’re a community of dedicated parents and educators who care deeply about the future of our children and the next generation. Without a well-articulated moral compass, our children risk being lost. They rely on us to be there for them and light the path to the future.