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

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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Teaching Your Child Humor

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

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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