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21 Strategies to Help Your Child Develop Good Character

21 Strategies to Help Your Child Develop Good Character By Dr. Helen R. LeGette, published by Character Development Publishers   1. Model good character in the home. As William Bennett observes in The Book of Virtues, ‘there is nothing more influential, more determinant in a child’s life than the moral power of a quiet example.’ It is critically important that those…

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10 Good Reasons for Character Education

10 Good Reasons for Character Education From: Educating for Character: How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility by Tom Lickona   1.  There is a clear and urgent need. Young people are in need of moral and spiritual renewal. 2.  Transmitting values is the responsibility of civilization.  A society needs values education both to survive and to thrive. 3. …

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How to help children cope with traumatic events

How to help children cope with traumatic events Tips for parents, educators, and other concerned adults The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Partnerships and Family Involvement provides the following tips for parents, educators, and other concerned adults who are speaking with children and students about coping in light of the terrorist attacks. For more information, contact the Office…

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Teaching Character Through Real Heroes

Teaching Character Through Real Heroes A character model for children By Dr. Dennis Denenberg, Lecturer and Author This is an article that was printed in The Fourth and Fifth Rs:  Respect and Responsibility, Volume 10, Issue 2, Winter 2004: Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, School of Education, Cortland, NY  www.cortland.edu/c4n5rs   Wonder Woman vs. Rosa Parks.  Batman vs. Thomas Edison. …

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The Boy Who Was Swallowed by the Drug Monster

The Boy Who Was Swallowed by the Drug Monster An update on the life of Vince, the boy referred to in the video The Boy Who Was Swallowed by the Drug Monster is a video that was published by National Center for Youth Issues (NCYI) and Sue Pettit Jackson. Sue wrote and narrated the video about her son’s drug problem….

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Helping Kids–And Adults–Take Responsibility For Their Own Character

Helping Kids–And Adults–Take Responsibility For Their Own Character By Tom Lickona, Director, Center for the 4th and 5th Rs This is an article that was printed in The Fourth and Fifth Rs: Respect and Responsibility, Volume 10, Issue 2, Winter 2004. (Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, School of Education, Cortland, NY  13045  www.cortland.edu/c4n5rs To ensure continual growth in the…

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Childhood Obesity: A Food and Nutrition Resource List for Educators

Childhood Obesity: A Food and Nutrition Resource List for Educators Food and Nutrition Information Center National Agricultural Library/USDA 10301 Baltimore Blvd., Room 105 Beltsville, MD 20705-2351 The Food and Nutrition Information Center – a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.To…

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Developing Performance Character and Moral Character in Youth

Developing Performance Character and Moral Character in Youth By Dr. Matt Davidson, Research Director, Center for the 4th and 5th Rs This is an article that was printed in The Fourth and Fifth Rs: Respect and Responsibility, Volume 10, Issue 2, Winter 2004.  (Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, School of Education, Cortland, NY  13045  www.cortland.edu/c4n5rs A person of character…

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Identity and Adolescents: How Adults Can Help

Identity and Adolescents: How Adults Can Help By Cheryl Jones, ACSW, Adolescent and Family Counselor This is an article that was printed in The Fourth and Fifth Rs: Respect and Responsibility, Volume 10, Issue 2, Winter 2004.  (Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, School of Education, Cortland, NY  13045  www.cortland.edu/c4n5rs The elder of two daughters, Sarah barely talked to her…

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Schools Chief Orders Obesity Study

Schools Chief Orders Obesity Study MONTGOMERY, AL – Alarmed by childhood obesity, state Superintendent of Education Joe Morton will order a review of vending machine products sold to Alabama students, school nutrition and other health-related issues. Morton said he will appoint a task force next month on student health and expects its report for the state school board by January….

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Obese Kids More Likely to be Involved in Bullying

Obese Kids More Likely to be Involved in Bullying Overweight adolescents are more likely than normal-weight children to be victims and perpetrators of bullying, a study found, bolstering evidence that being fat endangers emotional a well as physical health. The results in a study of 5,749 Canadian youngsters echo data from British research and follow a U.S. study published last…

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Study Calls Obesity in Children an ‘Epidemic’

Study Calls Obesity in Children an ‘Epidemic’ The health of the nation’s children has been set back 30 years by a rising tide of obesity, according to a new analysis. The Child Well-Being Index, prepared by Duke University for the Foundation for Child Development, calls childhood obesity the single most widespread health problem facing children today, to a point that…

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