Over the past few years, I’d say my biggest concern for my kids are : What kind of character will they have?
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I was suitably adventurous, sociable, and all that – but when it came to taking a risk, I was overly calculative and cautious tolino ebook. I always considered the consequences – and while that sounds like a valuable trait to have – I didn’t take many risks. I didn’t step very far from my comfort zone feuerwehr spiele kostenlos herunterladen.
It took me ages to coach myself past that way of thinking. I think there’s a huge degree of intellectual and emotional laziness associated with it, as well as the need to be in control, and the need for stability quicksteuer 2016 for free. But I’m no psychologist, I don’t know what all this means – I just know how to work around it in my life.
To this day, I regularly have to wake myself up with a kick in the butt, drag my sorry self away from my bubble of contentment, and force myself to do something out of the ordinary herunterladen schreibprogramm.
Which leads me to : How can I help my kids develop good characteristics in the first place?
I racked my brain thinking of activities and practical lessons for my children – different ways to contrive situations to encourage good character traits. How can I teach them about generosity? Friendliness? Honesty? Determination? Self-control? Integrity? Optimism?
In the end – the truth hurts. I should work on my own character first. I should work towards displaying these traits in my own life. It’s leading by example in the little everyday things. It’s making good character a good daily habit.