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Our Charcter Traits

Our character traits change each month. For this school year they are:

  • Perseverance
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Peace
  • Self-Discipline
  • Kindess
  • Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Honesty

Age Ways to Encourage a Commitment to Learning

4-5

  • Encourage writing with magnetic letters, crayons, and
    fingerpaint.
  • Keep a box of dress-up clothes for your child to play with.
  • Visit libraries, zoos, museums.

6-10

  • Let your child read to you every day as they learn to read.
  •  Help homework become a part of your child’s evening routine.
  •  Ask your child “what if” questions to help their look at the
    world in a different way.

11-15

  •  Encourage your child to collect things they get excited
    about. Contribute to the collection.
  •  Help your child learn how to study with a friend.
  •  Find creative ways to help your child link their interests
    with school subjects.

16-18 

  • Place more emphasis on lifetime learning—not just graduation.
  •  Encourage your teenager to listen to their heart. Help your
    teenager connect what’s in their heart to career interests.
  • Help your teenager think about future goals, and the discipline
    and boundaries required to reach them.
  • Visit colleges with your teenager to get her or him excited and
    connected to their future.

Empowering Parents