Character Education

Helping children learn values that will help them become good citizens. Ideas from the Character Essentials curriculum from Kiddie Academy.

What Parents Think About Pride
07/18/2019

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
07/05/2019

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
06/05/2019

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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Teaching Your Child Humor
05/01/2019

Question: What goes, “Oink, flop, oink, flop, oink, flop”? Answer: A pig with a flat tire. Jokes – even goofy ones – almost always put a smile on our faces. Jokes are one way we communicate humor – the ability to perceive and appreciate comedy in the world and within…

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Abingdon Trike-a-Thon raises more than $10,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
04/25/2019

Thanks to a little pedal pushing, students at Kiddie Academy of Abingdon in Maryland raised more than $10,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The money was raised during a “Trike-a-Thon” hosted by the Academy on April 12. “We feel it is important that we teach children about the different ways…

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