character education


Battling pornography: strategies for home and classroom

Thomas Lickona | 07 February 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, children, pornography
The good news is that media literacy and character development can protect kids.


Raising children of character in a toxic culture

Thomas Lickona | 29 September 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: character education, sex education


Why I will keep fighting the culture war about sexuality

Thomas Lickona | 19 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, culture wars, sexual revolution
A psychologist and educator responds to David Brooks' plea to quit.


Educating character through fables

Jennifer Minicus | 17 February 2015 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: animals, character, character education, fables


What did students learn before 24/7 distraction was invented?

Denyse O'Leary | 22 Sep 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: character education, literacy, reading


Are you loving or spoiling your kids?

Tamara El-Rahi | 26 March 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: character education, parenting, resposnsibility


Losing weight by gaining character

Daan van Schalkwijk | 05 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: character, character education, obesity
Self-control is more effective than gastric banding in the fight against obesity.


Teaching children the facts of life

Louise Kirk | 24 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, parental rights, sex education
With new science and story-telling techniques the task is actually getting easier for parents.


Stephen Covey: reviving the forgotten notion of virtue

Andrew Mullins | 22 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, management, virtue
The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People sold tens of millions of copies, promoting the old-fashioned message that success begins with virtues.


A timeless message to teens: mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook…

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: character education, social media, teenagers
Some messages take a long time to catch on -- or perhaps they are things that need to be said at regular intervals, forever. Answers, for example, to the complaint, “I’m bored.”


Attention, please

Mariette Ulrich | 13 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: character education, child development
Judging by a glance at the title, this article seems fit for the “patently obvious” files: “Preschool Children Who Can Pay Attention More Likely to Finish College”. But there’s more to it than just that seemingly self-evident observation.


Values for life

Louise Kirk | 29 February 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, sex education
Most sex education fails because it does not prepare children for life. A successful values programme is changing all that.


Are character strengths enough?

Kevin Ryan | 14 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, democracy, moral relativism
Teaching virtues to school children is only one part of handing on our moral heritage.


Let’s teach to a different test

Patrick D. Schloss | 01 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: character education, education, standardised tests
Test scores? Who cares? My children will be successful if they have a lifelong love of learning.


Judge says 4-year-old can be sued for negligence

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 November 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: character education, child development, parenting
How responsible can you expect a four-year-old to be? A lawsuit in Manhattan has raised that question after a judge ruled that a young girl accused of running down an elderly woman while racing a bicycle with training wheels on a sidewalk can be sued for negligence.


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