Essential Family Virtues Program in Madison, WI

Something or Other Publishing is pleased to announce its sponsorship of an Essential Family Virtues Program. 

Twelve Madison / Middleton, WI area families are invited to participate in a 10-session program of virtues-based discovery sessions. The program is designed to provide both a language and a practice for your family to enhance the expression and development of the natural virtues inherent in every child.  The program features:

  • Montessori-led virtues class for children 4-8 years of ageFamily Virtues
  • Parent Discussion Group
  • Family Virtues Guide book
  • Child Care for younger children
  • “Let Your Virtues Shine” field trip

On the first and third Saturday of each month, the twelve families will meet to explore a virtue.  A field trip is planned for the tenth and final session, in which the children will practice the virtues they have cultivated over the course of the program as a service project.

Please email [email protected] for more information or to register for the program.


  1. Respect – December 7, 2013
  2. Patience – February 1, 2014
  3. Love & Gentleness – February 15, 2014
  4. Excellence – March 1, 2014
  5. Moderation – March 15. 2014
  6. Truthfulness – April 5, 2014
  7. Forgiveness – May 3, 1014
  8. Thankfulness & Self-discipline – June 7, 2014
  9. Service – June 21, 2014

Sample Session Plan:

10:00 – 10:10 Family Touch-base

  • Virtues Poster:  Progress check -in
  • Intrinsic vs. external markers:  Can we feel better AND make the world a better place?

10:10 – 11:30  Kids & Parents Instructions

  • Toddlers 3 and under play-date
  • Virtues Class for 4-8 year olds
  • Parents’ discussion group on Virtues in the home

11:30-11:45 Group Debrief/Share

11:45-12:30 Drinks/Snack/Socializing

Costs / what you need to bring:

  • $40 program cost with a used Family Virtues Guide book / $50 with a new book
  • $5 Childcare per session for toddlers 3 and younger
  • Three-ring binder or organizer to collect materials

Virtues Core Curriculum Summary

   Love & Gentleness
Behavioral Choice

Note:  SOOP is grateful for the support of


Something or Other Publishing, LLC