We want to help Otter pursue purity and integrity and one of the tools we are using to help teach him some important principles is The Squire and the Scroll: A Tale of the Rewards of a Pure Heart. We plan on using both the story book and the lesson book.
The combination of these two books cover some really important material to teach your preteen boy(s). Here are some examples of the topics covered:
- Keeping your heart and mind pure
- Obeying God’s Word
- Making right decisions
- Accepting the protection of authority
- Staying on the right path
- Choosing good friends
- Controlling your tongue
- Being compassionate
- Overcoming and growing from difficult things in your life
- Being a good example
- Protecting the hearts of young ladies
I’ve started creating some lapbook materials to go with the lessons in the Life Lessons book to help Otter better retain the material. When he’s done studying these lessons, he’ll have a concrete reminder of all the things he’s been learning.
If you have a girl, you may be interested in the set of books for young ladies by the same author: