Make Character Training a part of your Parenting
START HERE … Learn about Character training in family life – making every day an opportunity to teach your children how to make choices that reflect their values.
Character is the quality of our response to people or circumstances.
Why Christian Parents need to be Active with Character Education
Character Education – intentionally teaching our children about character has been such an integral part of raising our children.
How do you define Character? My definitions are:
- Character choices are the actions that reflect our value system.
- Character is the outworking of the beliefs that are in the heart.
- Character is the quality of your response to people or circumstances.
As a Christian family we have to come to understand that being a person of character is not a matter of faith – though our faith of course shapes our values. Every person – regardless of faith has character (both good and bad). Character is a moral issue – character is the words we give the actions that are based on moral choices.
How to Teach Character to your Kids
Character Education is important to Christian parents because it teaches our kids how to respond to life, how to choose right from wrong. Read post
How to Really Help your Kids Grow in Character
If you want your kids to grow in character you need to do more than teach a good character lesson. Character is built by making daily choices. Read post
When you Encourage your Child, Focus on Character not Achievements
When you encourage your child parents need to praise character not achievement, otherwise we slip into the danger of praising behaviour not the heart. Read post
Chores Teach our Kids Character
Character is not head knowledge; it is a life of making wise choices. Chore time gives children an opportunity to make those choices, & grow in character. Read post
Character Choices that will Build a Strong Marriage
Married people have the opportunity to respond with character as they live life with their spouse and when we do we strengthen our marriage. Read post
When you make choices based on moral values you establish strong character in your life.
When we praise the action – we are parenting behaviour. When we praise the belief or value behind the action – we are parenting the heart.
Character is developed not by knowing what is right but by daily making right choices.
Teaching our children character is giving them heart-based life skills.
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Read all Character Blog Posts
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