Character Development

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." But what is character, and how can you ensure that your child is developing it? Read on to find out.

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  • 11.

    Fostering Courage in Your Preschool Child

    If you want your preschooler to develop courage, help her learn to face the things she fears most. Here's how.

  • 12.

    Raising Responsive and Responsible Children

    Introduction It becomes apparent that we are facing novel challenges in raising responsive and responsible children....

    Source: NYU Child Study Center
  • 13.

    Fostering Beliefs and Value Structures in Children

    All families have commitments, values, and priorities. Some of these sentiments are explicit and well defined, but often...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Teaching Gratitude

    Gratitude is something that can and should be practiced at home. Research shows that people who practice gratitude feel...

    Source: Greater Good Science Center Raising Happiness Blog
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    Growing Kids Who Care

    Most parents want to raise kids who are empathetic. But it can be difficult to figure out how to do it. It's easy enough...

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    Teaching Kids Patience

    Introduction Patience is a virtue that can be instilled in children. Patience teaches children the value of delaying...

    Source: National Association of Social Workers
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    Can Kindness Be Taught?

    In an era when preschools take applications, middle school sports teams are semi-professional, and college admissions...

  • 18.

    Morality and Social Convention

    Children in any society are expected to learn to conform to a number of social rules and expectations if they are to...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Basic Processes Adults Use to Influence Children

    Modeling, direct instruction and coaching, using reinforcement and comments, managing the environment, stating...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    The Development of Self-Regulation in Young Children

    Self-regulation has attracted the interest of both the general public and educators in recent years—most of the...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall