Character education begins at home. Parents need to help build character; it doesn’t just happen. Encouraging young people to think independently and to do right are the foundations of character education for parents. Teaching, enforcing, advocating, and modeling the Six Pillars of Character daily will set behavior boundaries that will shape the character of your child - and yourself!
The core universal values we use are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Over the summer, please encourage your child to demonstrate these character traits and follow the T.E.A.M. approach: teach, enforce, advocate, and model the Six Pillars. Your style will depend on your child’s age, but active and authoritative parenting at every age goes a long way.