For Families

Good character doesn’t just happen. It is a result of parents who intentionally teach their children about character.  

What is character?

  • Moral character includes values we need to be our best self, like the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring & citizenship.
  • Performance character focuses on values that help us do our best work, like diligence, imagination, work ethic, dependability, and a positive attitude.

How to teach character with T.E.A.M.:

  • Teach children that their character counts:  The Six Pillars of Character provide the vocabulary words to teach your children about character.
  • Enforce the Six Pillars of Character:  Reward good behavior (usually praise is enough) and discourage bad behavior by imposing fair and consistent consequences.
  • Advocate Character:  Continually encourage children to live up to the Six Pillars of Character.
  • Model Good Behavior:  Everything you say and do (or neglect to do) sends a message about your values. Be sure that these messages reinforce your lessons about doing the right thing, even when it is difficult. When you slip, be accountable; apologize sincerely and do better!

Check out our resources for families 

Link to Upcoming Classes
Your Character Minute
September 29, 2016
September 27, 2016
September 22, 2016
September 22, 2016
September 21, 2016