My friend Kari is so so smart. She has a super great way that she teaches her kids about character qualities. These qualities are things like: appreciative, grateful, loving, kind, compassionate, etc… Each summer they choose one character quality and they focus on it with their kids. This year the qualities are apprecitation and gratitude. All summer long they tangibly model this behavior to their kids concrete examples of it in the world.
The baked and delivered cookies and cards to the police station in their town (Lynden, WA). The police were grateful and the kids ended up being junior Lynden police officers. What a simple and inspiring way to make a difference.
Simple little lessons like these can stick with our kids forever. What are some ways you do this with your kids?
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