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Monday, February 16, 2009

Toddler Virtues

Patience. Courage. Tolerance. Kindness. These are all virtues that I hope to teach my son and that he will eventually pass on to others. Monika Hall, founder of Toddler Virtue Tees has created a way for us to do just that through her educational, yet adorable shirts. These tees feature one of the four virtues: Patience, Courage, Tolerance or Kindness, with a brief description of each one. They also include the Confucius symbol representing complete harmony with oneself and neighbor. They are available in sizes 2-4, in a variety of different colors...and according to the website, a fifth virtue will be added in the Spring, as well as sizes for youth and mommies. My son received the Courage tee, which arrived in perfect condition and is super soft. Lately, he's been extremely picky about what he wears, but as soon as he spotted his new shirt he wanted to put it on. He looked happy, comfy and absolutely adorable in it!

Toddler Virtues tees are not only a great way to teach these virtues, but they also work as a means of passing these teachings on to others. In fact, the website outlines five steps you can take in order to do this: read the virtue to your toddler, define the virtue, tell a story relaying the virtue, repeat these steps each time the shirt is worn, and finally, pass it on. When your toddler is done with his or her shirt, pass it on to a friend and keep the virtue alive. You can even send your ourgrown tee back where it will be distributed to homeless shelter or soup kitchen, if you don't know anybody to pass it on to. It's the little steps like these that I love and that I know will make a big difference in the future if we all take the time to follow them.

WANT TO WIN? One winner will receive a toddler virtue tee of his or her choice! To enter, visit the website and tell me which tee you would pick if you win. Please leave your email address. Deadline to enter is Monday, February 23rd at Midnight. Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.


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61 comments :

  1. I would love the Kindness tee for my grandson. Thank you!

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  2. I love the long sleeve "patient". It is not easy for Tristan to be patient. it is a virtue we need to work.

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  3. i pick courage for my grandson

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  4. Kindness in 4T, please.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  5. I like the Patient tee, because my kids need to learn that.

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  6. I'd like the kindness for my niece.

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  7. I really like the courage tee, but all the t-shirts are virtues to teach kids when they are young. It really does stick with them!

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  8. My daugther would love the Patience. So would her mommy as we both need to practice patience EVERY DAY.

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  9. I think we would LOVE the "patient" T. Josie is literally just getting to that age where she needs to work on it and know that it is wonderful to be patient. The T is a perfect tool to help remind her. SKS

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  10. patience thermal shirt - so relevant right now!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  11. If I won, I would pick "Tolerance" for my niece :)

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  12. Patience, my little one, patience! I always need a small reminder!

    whitten100@ yahoo dot com

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  13. Kindness. Being kind is an awesome virtue.

    ldbollen at yahoo dot com

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  14. How many times do I hear MOM through out the day? Around 100! My son would really benefit from the PATIENCE thermal.

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  15. I like the Courage and the Patience tees. My daughter could use a dose of Courage and my son, patience. Thanks for the chance!

    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. wow thay are all so cool and well with me any one of them i be willing to have after all it takes a lot of patients tolerance and a whole lot of kindness to get a round in this world evern here on line as well thanks

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  17. Such a wonderful line of clothing! I would choose "patience". We need to practice it so many times every day...

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  18. PATIENCE - the thermal shirt with silver shimmer lettering on the front and white on the back would be perfect for my son, love this idea

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  19. I like the The virtue PATIENCE is a vintage pink tee in size 2T.

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  20. Tolerance would be my pick.
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  21. I love the Tolerance tee!!!

    mogrill@comcast.net

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  22. I would pick Courage for my son.

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  23. Kindness 2T for my son
    kristi2bsb@yahoo.com

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  24. I like the kindness one...such a sweet message. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  25. I like the COURAGE tee

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  26. I love them all, but would choose 'kindness' for our son. Thanks!
    laurachilton {at} hotmail.com

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  27. I would choose the Kindness tee in 4T.

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  28. I love the COURAGE one.

    Thanks!

    Erin

    speak2erin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I like the Courage tee.

    a_estell@hotmail.com

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  30. Tolerance tee for my niece or nephew

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  31. I'd like the pink Patience tee. Thanks.
    -Terra H.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. These are all great; I'd choose Kindness.

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  33. I'd have to pick the Patience tee in pink for my youngest granddaughter. She is always rushing from here to there! 2T should be the right size, if I win

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  34. love them all I would pick the kindness one con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Since I am Buddhist, I try to teach my daughter the virtues...she is starting school next year and the Courage shirt would be perfect! Love the concept AND the clothing!
    drumooney@yahoodotcom

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  36. What a wonderful idea. Let's go with Tolerance.

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  37. I would love to win the "Patience" toddler t-shirt for my 3 year old son.

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  38. I would love the patience T what a great idea

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  39. I like the Gratitude T......it seems like children (and adults!) forget to be thankful for what they have. Seeing this on a child, I think, goes a long way out in public.

    becca951(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I like the patience tee! Thank you!!

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  41. I would choose the gratitude in size 2T, if I were to win. Thank you for having this giveaway.

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  42. I like the patience virtue t-shirt. Something even we adults need to learn too
    rosan4@cocmast.net

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  43. I would choose the kindness t

    pabav at aol dot com

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  44. I like the Patience Pink Tee in a 3T! Thanks

    e-mail: hmahan_0529@yahoo.com

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  45. kindness... in a 4t. that would be nice :)

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  46. love them all but the kindness t is my fav, 3 T for my sweetie,
    thanks

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  47. My favorite is the patience tee.

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  48. I like the pink Patience shirt. Thanks!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  49. The KINDNESS tee is my favorite!

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  50. I love the Kindness tee!

    ms.lilyk@gmail.com

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