In order for a student to resist the pressures and negative influences in their lives, they need to have a strong internal compass. That compass is their character. Risk avoidance depends on that internal moral guide that leads them to make decisions that will positively impact their futures as well as the people around them. It is the inner self made up of personality traits.
Building Good Character in Teens, and Why It Matters
Character Development and Leadership - Just Say YES Topics - Youth
Yesterday on my Facebook page I asked what character qualities readers hoped to instill in their kids. People mentioned the challenge of raising kids of character in a world often promoting selfishness, disrespect and a sense of entitlement. Yes, raising kids of character is not for the faint of heart. Yet what a difference it can make if we can raise kids of character in this world so desperately needing it! So how do we teach kids character?
Building Character & Discipline in Teens
Jim Burns 0 Comments. One of the ironies of parenting is that we have to give our kids freedom to fail in order for them to grow up. We must go through the process of releasing control over our teens so they can move toward responsibility.
People with strong core values make the greatest contributions, have the best sense of self, form the most secure and healthy relationships, and build the strongest communities. They are also happiest and often feel gratified and successful in life. People with strong character strengths are more resilient because they have the ability to return to a set of core values during trying times. We need people who know how to do the right thing, even when others are not looking. We need to prepare our youth with strong character strengths so they can lead us into the future.