The character traits for each month are listed below:
July ~ Citizenship - patriotism
"Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy." Ralph Waldo Emerson
August ~ Respect - courtesy & manners
"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up." Jesse Jackson
September ~ Responsibility - dependability & duty
"Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day."
Booker T. Washington, American educator (1856-1915)
October ~ Cooperation - teamwork & support
"Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities." Terry Josephson
November ~ Self-Discipline - self-control
People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else.” Unknown
December ~ Caring - kindness, compassion & forgiveness
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop, Greek fabulist
January ~ Perserverance - endurance
"Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall." Oliver Goldsmith
February ~ Integrity - honesty & morals & ethics
"Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people." Welsh proverb
March ~ Good Judgment - goal-setting & decision-making & good choices
"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." Unknown
April ~ Fairness - justice
"It is reasonable that everyone who asks justice should do justice." Thomas Jefferson
May ~ Courage - bravery
"In times of stress, be bold and valiant." Horace, Roman poet (65-8 B.C.)
June ~ Optimism - hopefulness & confidence
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." Albert Einstein
"Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you." Spanish proverb
|Character Education ~ PARENT RESOURCES!
This is a wonderful resource for parents. Please take the time to visit and read the information on this site.
~An Introduction to Character Education for Parents
~Becoming a Better Parent
~Children and Sports - Whose Love Is It?
~To Know, To Love, and To Do the Good
~What Kind of Parenting Style Do I Have?
~Expect Good Character
Activities for Families
~What You Can Do to Help Your Child at Home
~Respect Activities for Families
~Responsibility Activities for Families
~How Much Do You Know About Your Parents?
~How Much Do You Know About Your Child?
Parenting Ideas and Resources
~Ten Tips for Raising Children of Character
~20 Strategies to Help Your Children develop Good Character
~Children and Danger: Look at the Statistics
~Substance Abuse Resource List
|"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -- Anne Frank