Although there is a heightened awareness
in our society that that there is something amiss about how
to raise our children with strong moral character, the solutions
are elusive at best. In some cases, parents equate buying
things for their children with caring for them. Numerous questions
begin to emerge over the elements of character development
that are the key to effective dialogue on the matter.
TeachingValues.com is a family owned
business committed to enhancing the ongoing discovery of the
foundational elements of teaching basic values that will provide
a strong foundation for a lifelong learning process for this
and many generations to come.
We are a web-based education and training
center focused on the art of sacred storytelling and accelerated
learning methods for children and adults to learn values that
build character and personal integrity based on the wisdom
of all spiritual traditions and people from every culture.
Storytelling has a long-cherished role in the passing on of
information from generation to generation. In addition to
passing on the wisdom and tradition of one generation to another,
storytelling has also played a key role in developing character
and positive values.
We feature an on-line knowledge community
comprised of customized stories on values, digital recordings
of stories and coaching. Soon to come we will offer self-directed
study courses and on-line workshops. We also encompass a stimulating
on-line community of people seeking to transcend dogma and
create a new synthesis for teaching values to the children
of the world, creating enlightened family environments and
communities of purpose.
We provide accelerated learning methods
for children and adults to understand and learn values and
principles that build character, community and personal integrity
based on the teachings of all the world's spiritual traditions.
What We Believe
We believe that the truths of all religions
will bring us to a collective understanding of the spirit
that will empower our children far more than society has seen
to date. We believe that the internet will be a key enabling
system to reach more people in a timely manner with high quality
educational and learning systems that will help teach values
to children and parents.
We believe that all learning ultimately
comes from within. We also believe that movement, music and
ritual are key components of learning and education. The oral
tradition of sacred storytelling follows an age-old tradition
of teaching children values through the use of parables and
proverbs and allows them to assimilate the moral of the story
into their lives.
One of the greatest gifts you can give
your children is a strong sense of personal values. Helping
your children develop honesty, self-reliance and dependability
is as important a part of their education as is teaching them
how to read or how to cross the street safely. The values
you teach your children are their best protection from the
influences of peer pressure and the temptations of a consumer
We believe that parents learn best when
they see the practical application of what they are learning
and that they like to assess their progress through a learning
sequence. We also believe that learning should be self-directed
and self-paced and instructional materials should accommodate
different modes of learning.
We believe social change needs to be
supported through philanthropic and earned income. This is
why we formed TeachingValues.com as a for-profit entity so
that we could fulfill our reason for being. Ten percent of
all profits are donated to causes that further the focus on
We affirm the joy of lifelong learning
and invite you to join us in this adventure to create a world
that works for all.
Irene Malek, Founder