Character Education

Raising children of character in a toxic culture
Thomas Lickona | Sep 29 2015 | comment  
Develop a close relationship with your child from an early age.

Are you loving or spoiling your kids?
Tamara El-Rahi | Mar 26 2014 | comment  
It's hard to know where the “taking care of them” stops and the over-indulging starts.

A timeless message to teens: mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook…
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 20 2012 | comment  
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 | Aug 13 2012 | comment  
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.

Judge says 4-year-old can be sued for negligence
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 1 2010 | comment  
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.

Where children’s moral sense starts
Mary Rice Hasson | Oct 1 2010 | comment  
Kids increasingly lack “moral sense.” But why? And what can we do about it?

Character parts
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 15 2010 | comment  
We hear a lot these days about giving children social skills, cultivating critical thinking, resilience, emotional intelligence and the like, but it all boils down to character -- a concept neglected for much of the 20th century.
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