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Published on Dec 15, 2014
Visit http://www.shirleysolis.com/why-teach... When my oldest was 5 years old, I attended my first homeschool convention. In the list of workshops provided, I checked off a class titled “Children of Character” by Mardy Freeman.
Promptly before the scheduled time, I walked in to find a room full of other committed parents who were eager to learn the secrets of raising children of character. For one hour I sat taking notes and fully engaged in the topic, I thought about all the ways I could apply what I was learning.
That workshop was the beginning of many years of studying the topic of character in children. Since then, I’ve learned the exact ways a parent could easily and practically teach character to her children. From a character curriculum, to daily discussions of character traits, I’ve found that one of my main tools for accomplishing character in children is work or the idea of a small business at home. Through a small enterprise, a child will quickly learn about integrity, perseverance, diligence, responsibility and more. Whether it’s the parent’s business or a child's own lemonade stand, a child can involve himself in the day to day affairs of developing a business, and the time invested will not only make him money, but it will also prove an investment in his character. Read more at http://www.shirleysolis.com/why-teach...