Review: The Kids Flag Page

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Have I mentioned that I loved going to the Relevant Conference?  I have?  Oops!  Sorry about being repetitious.  😉 

You may recall me saying that, of all the goodies in our grab bag, my absolute favorite was a toss up between the acrylic tumbler from Family Matters blog and a beautiful Relevant necklace from The Vintage Pearl.  Seriously, I wash that cup and reuse it (for my sweet tea, of course!) every day.

Family Matters blog is the blog for daily parenting and marriage encouragement, born of the Family Matters website, a non-profit ministry created to encourage marriage and family relationships through Dr. Tim Kimmel’s grace-based approach.  The folks at Family Matters gave their latest parenting tool, The Kids Flag Page, to those Relevant bloggers who wanted to try it out and blog about it.


The Kids Flag Page is a unique, interactive tool for discovering your child’s personality style.  Designed for kids ages 4-15, the Kids Flag Page is set up like a game, but it’s actually a personality survey.  The kit comes complete with enough material to assess the personality traits of up to three children:

  • an instruction booklet that fully explains how to administer the survey play the game
  • the book, Discovering Your Child’s Heart with the Flag Page, by Dr. Tim Kimmel
  • 36 “motivation cards”
  • one sturdy game board
  • three parents’ score card bookmarks
  • three sets of stickers
  • three copies of “My Flag Page”
  • a Four Countries of the World chart

The Kids Flag Page kit can be ordered for $49.99, while additional kits can be ordered for $12 each from the Family Matters website.  You can even do the Kids Flag Page yourself and see what results you get.  Watch this YouTube video as Dr. Tim Kimmel explains the heart of the Kids Flag:

From the Family Matters website, which the Kids Flag Page, you can:

  • Discover the way God uniquely hardwired your children individually and how to best relate to them.
  • Find the six key things that motivate your child
  • Find out what your children love most about life.
  • Connect to the heart of your child.
  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of how to motivate, encourage, discipline and help each child succeed in life.
  • Learn how to raise your kids in the power of God’s grace.
  • Discover how to bring the best out of your strong-willed kids.

I “played” the Kids Flag Page with each of my children and all of them really enjoyed it.  I was surprised at some of the insight it gave me into their personalities.  Often there would be a motivation card that I was sure they would put on the “always me” square and they’d put it on the “never me” square instead, or vice versa.  So there were things that I thought were really important to them that turned out to be not so much or things that I didn’t think would be especially important to them that they saw as very important.


The final results, overall, while not terribly shocking, were very interesting and insightful.  My girls wound up with the same “home” and “adopted” countries, which probably explains why they clash so often – you know what the all-knowing “they” say about not getting along with someone because you’re so much alike.

After I completed the parent scorecard bookmarks, I started reading up on my kids personality styles in the book, Discover Your Child’s HeartThere is a chapter for each of the main “home countries,” as well as chapters for each combination of “home/adopted country.”  The last several chapters of the book give a brief overview of Dr. Kimmel’s “grace-based” parenting approach.

While there were some characteristics listed for each personality style that didn’t seem to fit my kids,which isn’t unusual since each child is unique and displays nuances of a variety of personality traits, there were moments of great insight that made me have to pull out my highlighter.  That’s saying something for this girl who doesn’t like to mark in books.

I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it.  I received no other compensation for this review.  The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions.  Your experience may vary.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. Of my 4 children, I think my older child would get the "control" country, while my 2nd child would get "fun", 3rd child, would get "peace" and my 4th would get "fun". This is very interesting and would be neat to use, I mean play with my children!

  2. I think my daughter's home country would be Control (like mine) and my older son would be Fun. Our baby is only 2 months old so I'm not sure about his yet!

    This looks like a fun and interesting game! I hope I win!

  3. I've been looking at this for a long time, but it's just not in our budget. So maybe I'll get lucky this way. I'm not sure if I'm seeing the countries correctly, but if I am, then I believe I've got one in entertainment, one in caring, and possibly one owner/manager. My little one is too young to tell yet. Blessings.

  4. What a great giveaway! I'd love to win. I think my oldest would be control (for home), my middle child would be fun (for home), and my third would be perfect (for home).


  5. I think my oldest would probably have the home country of "perfect", my second would probably be "control", and the youngest – well he's too young to tell. 🙂

  6. Hi there! Thanks for the giveaway… and I'm willing to bet that my oldest two are (boy #1) Control and (boy #2) Peace. 🙂 -Nikki

  7. What a cool "game"! Thanks for the chance to win.

    As for home countries, I *think* my oldest is perfect and my second is control. They constantly surprise me though, so who knows!

  8. I most certainly have control countries in 2 and fun country in the other 🙂 Even if I don't win this I will have to purchase it, I really need the help! Thanks for the introduction.

  9. I am not really sure but I think one would be perfect, and one fun, and one control. Since I have 7 kids total, I bet we'd one at least one of each, lol.
    This looks like a great parenting tool.

  10. I think my oldest would be "Perfect", my middle "Fun", and my youngest "Control." I'd love to win this game! Thanks.

  11. I think my firstborn would get "control" and my second would get "peace". I'm not sure about my third, because I haven't met her in person yet (adopting)!

  12. My oldest would pick control, my second would pick fun and my third perfect…my youngest is too young to pick…thanks for the chance to win….

    dan_jody at live.com

  13. I think my oldest would get the "perfect" country. Tim is so great! He spoke at the Weekend to Remember we recently attend. Tim and Darcy were great!

  14. I would love to win this! Of my younger children, I think my dd is control, my 12yo and 10yo sons might be fun, and my 7yo might be perfect- or control- not sure. Great giveaway.

  15. I have 3 kids and I think they would each be in a different country. One peace, one control and the other fun!

  16. My oldest would definitely be fun, because life is a party for her! My middle child would probably be control because she is the family dictator. My youngest is only eight months, so not sure about him yet! This is such a cool parenting tool. Thanks for letting me know about it.

  17. Wow. I think I have a first born Control (owner/manager) a second born Peace or caring person and a third and fourth born Fun or entertainers! Have never seen this before and would LOVE to have a go at it. 🙂

  18. This is an awesome giveaway, the only one I think I could really be right on is Lexi I believe she will be the "control" lol, I do however think Zac will be "fun" and totally lost as to what Kyle would be!

    Contact kevinkaylaarrowood @ yahoo dot com

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