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Raising Kids With Character: 10 Traits to Build On

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Good judgment requires careful decision making. Remind your child to think about consequences of her actions, reason through feelings and facts, and consider impulses before acting on them. Discuss various hypothetical "sticky" situations with your child, and decide together what the best action would be. If your child behaves in a way that shows some less-than-perfect judgment, have her verbalize why she acted that way and what she could have done differently.