The Discovering the Real Me curriculum provides an opportunity for families to have ongoing discussions on pertinent themes.. Families enjoy making time each week to complete the DTRM lessons because it's a great habit of communicating on deeper issues of life while giving each child in the family their special time. The online curriculum focuses on issues specifically addressed for each age group but you are free to use any level for similar aged children.
The elementary school curriculum focuses on classic fairy tales which were designed to take children on a voyage into a more peaceful and righteous world. Utilizing themes from Aesop’s Fables, the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson, the stories aim at building character in children, often using animal or magical characters which are universally appealing to young children.
From ten to fourteen years of age, children become adolescents. The Discovering the Real Me curriculum for this age uses realistic life situations and utilizes moral dilemmas and decision-making in order to lead the students to make better choices in their lives. Paramount in this period of discovery is a need to find purpose and meaning in life and to develop a positive identity.
High Schoolers look at the world in a much more complex manner than they did in their younger years. The curriculum presents stories and situations with themes such as mutual respect, taking responsibility, developing empathy and compassion, and learning how to be productive citizens. Themes of leadership, communication and relationship skills, and preparing for life in society beyond high school are also explored.