Five Books to Build Your Child’s Character
Stories are a wonderful to way to transmit ideas to our children. With thoughtful selection, a good story can help parents build their child’s character in a positive way. Also, inspiring quotes and poems that make kids think about their own emotions and actions help children contemplate how their behavior makes others and themselves feel. To help nurture the good in our children, I found five books that parents can read and discuss with their kids.
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Wise at Heart: Children and Adults Share Words of Wisdom by Brody Hartman
You don’t have to be old to be wise. In fact, through their innocent voices, children often provide profound wisdom that makes us remember what is important in life. Both children and adults share what they have learned about life in this clever compilation of quotes.
The Blessings of Friendship Treasury by Mary Engelbreit
Friendship is one of the most important relationships a child can have. This book gives a voice to the powerful emotions friendship elicits, reminding children how special friendship really is.
Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud
This book is a staple in most classrooms as it gives kids a visual reference and understanding of what kindness does for ourselves and others.
Kids explore what it means to be compassionate, modest, optimistic, and polite along with many more character traits in this book.
Three Cups by Tony Townsley
Responsibility comes from having real responsibility. In this story, we see how a young boy learns to be responsible with his allowance under the guidance of his parents who teach him to spend, save, and give. He internalizes this idea as he grows until he becomes the responsible adult teaching his son the same lesson he learned.