Character Matters

Character Matters

How to Help Our Children Develop Good Judgment, Integrity, and Other Essential Virtues

Book - 2004
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Award-winning psychologist and educator Thomas Lickona offers more than one hundred practical strategies that parents and schools have used to help kids build strong personal character as the foundation for a purposeful, productive, and fulfilling life.

Succeeding in life takes character, and Lickona shows how irresponsible and destructive behavior can invariably be traced to the absence of good character and its ten essential qualities: wisdom, justice, fortitude, self-control, love, a positive attitude, hard work, integrity, gratitude, and humility.

The culmination of a lifetime's work in character education from one the preeminent psychologists of our time, this landmark book gives us the tools we need to raise respectful and responsible children, create safe and effective schools, and build the caring and decent society in which we all want to live.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2004], ©2004
ISBN: 9780743245074
Branch Call Number: 370.114 Li
Description: xxvi, 310 pages ; 21 cm


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Oct 11, 2009

This books has a very good method for teaching children about virtues, however it wasn't as informative or complete as some of the other books that I've read on the subject. Worth reading...but read other ones too.


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