Today’s part of Worldwide Character Counts! Week, which makes it a great day to focus on character. But, actually, every day is a great day to focus on character. If you’d like to know what you can do right away in your family, here are some suggestions: Register for Character Counts! Week and check out some of the resources. I love the Film Clips for Character Education, but they’re only free (free video streaming for two weeks) if you’re registered for Character Counts! Week.At any time, you can study
Worldwide Character Counts! Week is always the third week in October, and there are some free character-education resources you won’t want to miss! Character Counts Week inspires and celebrates character. It focuses on the six pillars of character – trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. According to the Character Counts website: Every year, the U.S. President, U.S. Senate, and officials around the world proclaim the third week in October CHARACTER COUNTS! Week. Last year 8 million kids in 54 countries participated. No matter what your political or religious
Next week is Character Counts! Week. I wrote about Michael Josephson’s Character Counts along with links to some great newsletters for everyone in an earlier post. Character Counts is a wonderful site with many free resources on character education. There are many extra resources available for Character Counts! Week. These resources are ideal for educators (including homeschoolers), but they’re helpful for parents, grandparents, or any caring adults. There’s a pledge to take and parenting tips for parents with children at each age level. Anyone can register for free Character Counts! Week resources here. Character Counts
I love the quote by Vince Gill that says, Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you’ll have left is your character. That thought is relevant for anyone, but I think it’s especially important for athletes and anyone in a field that focuses on winning and success. Michael Josephson has a character-education program I love called Character Counts. The program can be used anywhere but is especially popular in schools and athletics. It emphasizes six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.