Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a parent, grandparent, guardian, mentor or other adult who wants to work individually with a child on one or more attributes, click here for more information.
If you are someone who works in a school and are interested in bringing Core Life to your school, click here for more information. If you are a school counselor or other therapist interested in bibliotherapy as it relates to character development, click here. Training and technical assistance is available. To learn more, click here. Or, view the categories below! Learn about the advantages of implementing Core Life:  click here! Simple Implementation:
  • Kindergarten-2nd Grade:  Purchase one packet of activity worksheets that include all the 18 topics for each child — whether that is 5 or 25.  If you want the accompanying lesson plan, you must purchase ONE teaching guide.
  • 3-4th Grade:  You can purchase any of the products identified within each attribute in a quantity consistent with the size of your youth group — whether that is 5 or 25.  You can also purchase any of the topics that you want — whether that is 3 or 5 or all 18 of the attributes.
  • 5-6th Grade:  Feathers Across Time is the book to use for this age group.  Purchase in quantities consistent with the size of your group.   There is also an accompanying teacher’s guide that can be purchased.  Only one is needed.    It might be helpful for you (the adult) to read When Time Warps which corresponds to Feathers Across Time.
  • To Order:  From the main Products page, scroll down to view the age group categories.  Click on the age group you are interested in.  Go to any topic and simply choose your product, the quantity you need, and add it to your cart.  Check out with credit card, PayPal, or purchase order.
Sample of text to add for each page on the link.:  The purpose of this package is to lay the right foundation for character education.  Developed by certified teachers for this age group, the materials cover all of the 18 identified attributes  in a grade-specific way. The attributes are: courtesy, empathy, goals, gratitude, healthy living, honesty, mindfulness, moderation, optimism, perseverance, respect, responsibility, rules, survival, tolerance, transformation, volunteering, and wisdom.
Click here to view the products for this age group.
If you are someone who works in a school and are interested in bringing Core Life to your school, click here for more information. If you are a school counselor or other therapist interested in bibliotherapy as it relates to character development, click here.  Training and technical assistance is available.  To learn more, click here. Or, view the categories below!
You may be a parent, grandparent, guardian, mentor or other adult who wants to work individually with one student on one or more character attributes. Materials should be purchased by age grouping as follows:
  • Kindergarten-2nd Grade:  You can purchase the activity worksheets that include all the 18 topics.  If you want the accompanying lesson plan, you must purchase the teaching guide.
  • 3-4th Grade:  You can purchase any of the products identified within each topic for any of the topics.  For example, you may just want to work on four or five of them.  It is okay to purchase any or all of the 18 attributes.
  • 5-6th Grade:  Feathers Across Time is the book to use for this age group.  There is also an accompanying teacher’s guide that can be purchased.  It might be helpful for you (the adult) to read When Time Warps which corresponds to Feathers Across Time.
The purpose of this package is to lay the right foundation for character education.  Developed by certified teachers for this age group, the materials cover all of the 18 identified attributes  in a grade-specific way. The attributes are: courtesy, empathy, goals, gratitude, healthy living, honesty, mindfulness, moderation, optimism, perseverance, respect, responsibility, rules, survival, tolerance, transformation, volunteering, and wisdom. Click here to view the materials.
To access training and technical assistance from consultants at Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio, go to Products and Services. Review the support categories and choose the one that best suits your needs. If you are unsure, you can always get help from MHANKYSWOH as follows: Phone: 877-361-4518 (toll free) 859.431.1077 (local) Fax: 859.292.2485 Email: bshamblin@mhankyswoh.org
Core Life produces were designed to buttress the creativity and resourcefulness of those who work with children. That's the reason one of their best selling features is their flexibility in how they are used. Elementary school teachers, for example, are some of the most creative and resourceful people because they have had to be. That's why products can be purchased a la carte and used. However, when implementation exceeds a single classroom or group of children, training and technical support is often needed. Your training environment is unique to your need. Therefore, multiple options of customer support are available from which to choose. This additional training for grade-wide or school-wide implementation is important to maximize success. Trainers are experts in content and experience. They can be made available to you via phone or internet and in some instances, where travel costs are covered, in person. Relevant training modules are also being developed by these trainers on an on-going basis.