To be a person of virtue is more important than to be a person of success.
Everyone wish to have positive character traits in their kids. Often they end up in a mess trying to inculcate all possible and available character traits. Looking for an alternative? The best option is through starting slow with character education. It’s always better to start gradually and slow as kids will be in a better position to grasp the moral ethics and virtues more comfortably and subsequently at a greater speed. Let’s now outline some of the virtues with which we can start off.
Self Discipline: Often said the backbone of Character Education. Teachers and parents in tandem should make sure to teach students/ kids to be self disciplined.
To be compassionate: Being compassionate is always a plus point when it comes to making your kid understand the suffering or pain that a person undergoes. When it comes to helping someone in need, ask them not to back off no matter what comes.
Responsibility: Being responsible is a task itself. Teach your kids or students to accomplish a task within a timeframe and cite examples if needed.
Be Friendly: Being friendly is the one of the greatest virtues. Hence, you should make sure your kid turns out to be a good friend.
Perseverant: Being perseverant will surely reap anyone benefits to success. Character education teaches your kid not to back off even while facing a daunting task by maintaining a positive attitude and by giving their very best.
Put in your best: Success cannot be achieved overnight and this is a universal truth. Each and everyone needs to put in their best efforts to achieve the desired. Therefore, make sure that your kids are aware of this fact as well.
Basic Values: To be honest and loyal is one of the basic values in Character education, not only to his own self as well as to others.
Faith: Faith is believing in you and in almighty. Believe that he is there to take care of everyone’s need.
Ignore and Avoid: Some of the negative traits that kids should avoid are violence and profanity. Teach them to do so.
Say ‘NO’: You have to make sure that your children always maintain a safe distance from alcohol, tobacco, drugs, any illegal substances or abusive language.
The above mentioned are only a couple of values and virtues that you need to instill in your kids. But, these are basic virtues and values that need to be taught in order to move to the next phase of character education.
Academic instruction isn’t the only responsibility teachers have in today’s classrooms. More and more, teachers are being called on to teach students about values … things like making good decisions, the showing of respect, taking responsibility, choosing friends, and having a positive attitude. It’s a responsibility that could be overwhelming, considering the limited hours available in a school day, the number of kids in the classroom, and the diversity of backgrounds and personalities each child represents.
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