Everyone needs friends –– but especially kids. Of course, the prime reason a kid says friends are important is for fun and companionship.
Help students navigate the question “is fair always equal?” and give a definition of fair that includes tolerance of diversity and emphasizes the need for seeking the perspective of others.
Help students understand the importance of intentionally seeking out opportunities for community service and how those acts will impact the community.
The bottom line is the kids are watching us and they are copying–the good, the bad, and the very ugly things we say and do. Just in case you need any proof here are a few things our children pick up from watching us.
Expressing gratitude is one of the simplest ways to demonstrate caring to other individuals. Moreover, research shows that expressing gratitude has the added benefit of raising our happiness levels, making us more productive and healthier, especially if we make gratitude a habit.
When children can grasp another’s perspective, they are more likely to be empathetic, anticipate the other’s behavior or thinking, handle conflicts peacefully, be less judgmental, value differences, speak up for those who are victimized, and act in ways that are more helpful, comforting, and supportive of others.
Always listen to the advice given to you by your parents, and do not ignore them.
Moral: Think twice before you act. You may save yourself from trouble.
Citizenship can be one of the more difficult Pillars of Character to define and teach.
Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.