Character Education

Teaching Your Child about Loyalty

Loyalty is the Kiddie Academy Character Education trait for the month of August. As with all our featured traits, loyalty is an important lesson to learn. But sometimes circumstances can make it a complicated quality to teach. “Loyalty is the feeling of devotion or faithfulness we have toward our family…

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Make Time for Playtime

As well-meaning parents, we want to make sure we’re providing every opportunity we can for our children to learn. In doing so, we sometimes inadvertently pack our children’s schedules so full that there’s little time left for them to just be kids and play. A report published in August 2018…

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What Parents Think About Pride

As we posted recently, Kiddie Academy’s featured Character Education trait in July is Pride. We were curious to find out what parents do to instill a sense of pride, self-esteem and encouragement in their children. So, we decided to commission a national survey1 of over 1,000 parents to get their…

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Teaching Your Child Pride

We celebrate Independence Day every year because we feel proud to be Americans. It presents us with a perfect opportunity to focus on pride, our featured Character Education trait for July. “We feel proud when we achieve a goal or receive recognition for a job well done,” says Richard Peterson,…

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Teaching Your Child to be Honest

Liar, liar pants on fire. Almost everybody has heard this little ditty before. The thought of one’s trousers bursting into flames upon telling a fib would seem more than enough to promote honesty. But alas, this simple yet graphic poem appears not to have the effect you might expect. So,…

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