Category Archives: Respect and Character

Teaching Your Child Patience

One of the best and hardest things about raising children is trying to sculpt their minds and hearts into ones that will make their worlds better. Patience is one of the virtues we certainly want to instill in our young ones, but how can we do that? 1. Show them...
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Giving Your Child Growth-Centered Feedback

A huge part of parenting is giving our children feedback about their behavior. We want to encourage them when they are kind, responsible, and patient. We want to teach them to not be rude, mean, or whiny. We want to teach our children the difference between right and wrong, and...
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Encouraging Your Child to Encourage Others

Childhood is full of learning new things, from start to finish. From their very first independent steps or words, to riding a bike, to reading, and far beyond, children are constantly learning new things. One of the most important ways to make sure your child is always ready to try...
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Teaching Responsibility

As parents, we want to raise our children to be responsible. Responsibility is crucial in work and relationships not only when they are young, but even more as they grow into adulthood. Merriam-Webster online defines the word “responsible” as “able to answer for one’s conduct and obligations,” or “able to...
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Teaching Trustworthiness To Children

One of the greatest joys of a parent is watching your child mature into a well-rounded adult. What traits do you want to see develop in your children as they grow and mature? Is trustworthiness one of the traits you hope to cultivate in their lives? Let us offer some...
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Teaching Children To Have Respect For Elders

Respect for Elders You hear about it all over the news: “The Baby Boomer population is reaching retirement age!” or “The number of Baby Boomers in the US continues to influence the life and culture of Americans!”. These are all true! According to the the US Census Bureau, within the...
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Peer pressure – learning to say no!

It’ s natural and healthy to have friends you can rely on. Having fun together, helping each other, introducing each other to new things, books, music, sports or any other interest you may have. But sometimes friends can push us into doing something we know and feel is wrong. This is...
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