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We are busy.  After working a full day, it seems there is always a never ending to-do list at home.  One of the things that we can forget to put on that to-do list, is to intentionally talk about character and values with our kids.

Here’s a few things you can do at home to teach trustworthiness.

  • Watch for trustworthy behavior and show your appreciation.
  • Talk to your child about times in your life (and listen to theirs) when it has been hard to be honest or keep promises.
  • Develop family rules and consequences.  Explain them ahead of time and then use the consequences in a consistent way.
  • Model the behavior your want to see in your child.
  • Use a teachable moment!  Next time you are reading a book with your child, discuss how the characters in the book demonstrated honesty, or how a character kept promises.

Ready to get started?  A quick Review of Trustworthiness:

  • Be honest
  • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal
  • Be reliable.  Do what you say you’ll do.
  • Have the courage to do the right thing.
  • Build a good reputation.
  • Be loyal.  Stand by your family, friends and country.

 

For more information on how to teach trustworthiness, click here!

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A parent’s guide to trustworthiness
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