Raising Kids with Character
Talking with Kids About Character
Have you checked in on your kids' character lately? Are they honest, accepting, thoughtful, and kind? Well, no child can be all of those things all of the time. But you can point them in the right direction. To help you, we've pulled together expert answers to your most pressing character concerns.
We demand honesty from our children. We can't stand it if they lie to us. We take it personally. To be honest, kids must possess the courage to confront what they fear rejection, disapproval, failure, and humiliation. Our kids need our help to develop that courage. See what our expert has to say about the following honesty-testing situations:
Growing up can be tough. It's important to ground your kids in optimism as they grow and face new challenges and disappointments. Here's some advice on how to build optimism in your kids:
It may seem like it should be easy, but for some kids, developing social skills is torture. Kids feel terrible when they don't fit in, and this can be very damaging to their self-esteem. See what experts have to say about building your child's social skills:
Teaching your kids to respect others with regard to issues of bias and discrimination can be challenging. Here are some helpful tips on teaching your kids to be tolerant:
It's not easy to talk with kids about their hurtful behavior. Some kids may be ashamed, others oblivious. And you may be embarrassed by their insensitivity. Here's how to overcome those feelings and talk with your kids about empathy.
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