teach your kids character

Teaching Children Character: Fairness

June 20, 2021

Here’s my problem with fairness: it’s a load of crap. No where are we guaranteed fairness. It’s not like we’re given the right to fairness along with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Fairness is a mirage that we conjure for our kids. Lovely to look at from a distance, but it’s not the [...]

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Teaching Your Child Character: Grit

January 31, 2021

Oh, if only my Dad were alive to read this. Seriously. If he had one refrain to capture my teenage-hood it would be “finish what you started,” sung in a Metallica pounding anthem way and decidedly not a Broadway play, uplifting way. Finish what you started Finish what you started Finish what you started And [...]

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Teaching Character To Your Children

January 16, 2021

What if the secret to success is failure? That was the question the New York Times posed at the beginning of the school year last year and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. The article is about character, about children learning and practicing ‘good character.’ It’s also about teachers (and in some respects parents) [...]

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