How Do You Teach Your Child About Curiosity?

February 21, 2014 by ·

By teaching our children about #curiosity , we are teaching them about using so many other #VIAstrengths as well. Did you know we have a VIA Survey for youth to learn about character strengths? Please visit our site to learn more. Read More

Teaching Kids About Honesty

February 20, 2014 by ·

Earlier this month we asked the question on our Facebook page, “What are some ways you teach your kids about the strength of honesty?” and we got some great responses that we wanted to share. Do you have a thought to add to our discussion? It is not too... Read More

One Of The Greatest Ways To Practice Love Is To Share It

February 14, 2014 by ·

There are so many ways to show you care. What is one of your most meaningful gifts you have ever given or received? Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2014 by ·

Today is Valentine’s Day and we are dedicating it to our VIA character strengths- #love, #gratitude and #hope. Read More

How Do You Practice Bravery?

February 11, 2014 by ·

Bravery is not just reserved for extreme acts of heroism. In life, we are continually faced with choices, some more challenging than others, that require us to exercise courage. What is one way you have recently used your bravery strength? Read More

Be A #Sochi2014 #VIAstrengths Spotter

February 7, 2014 by ·

Today the world will pause to watch and celebrate as athletes from around the globe join together in one stadium to begin the final path of their journey toward Olympic triumphs. Over the course of the next few weeks at the 2014 Sochi Olympics (#Sochi2014) we will see character... Read More

Three Strengths Strategies To Start Your Day

February 6, 2014 by ·

How often do you walk into a situation— whether it be a party, a work meeting, or just an evening at home with your family— and actively look for the best qualities in your friends/colleagues/family members? Research shows that strengths-spotting is one of the best, initial activities that deepens... Read More

Ideas For Encouraging Curiosity In Children

February 5, 2014 by ·

On our Facebook page yesterday, we asked our fans to share ideas for encouraging their child’s curiosity strength. Below are the answers we received. Do you have ideas to add to this list? Please click on ‘comment’ in the Facebook post to add your idea. Post by VIA Institute... Read More

Turn Your Character Strengths Inward

January 30, 2014 by ·

Scientific studies have found that each of the 24 VIA Character Strengths can be placed along an Interpersonal/Intrapersonal dimension. On one end of the continuum are strengths whose expression typically involve other people (interpersonal), and on the other end are strengths that are expressed within oneself (intrapersonal).  VIA strengths... Read More

How Do You Exercise Your Positive Perspective?

January 29, 2014 by ·

Practicing your perspective, hope and gratitude strengths help you to see the big picture in life and appreciate all that is good in your life. What are you grateful for? What are you looking forward to? Read More