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You have entered a land where Character rules. You may have planned to visit, or you may have stumbled across our border. Either way, we welcome you, and hope you will enjoy your stay.

Teachers find exciting Character Education materials here. From purpose-written books to attention-getting lesson plans to unusual activities and songs – we provide a wide range of helps. Join a Preferred Membership program, or order a la carte. Either way, we will partner with you in teaching character to any age.

Parents, business people, and community leaders use our materials to train those for whom they have responsibility. Others use them for personal character building. Take time to look around and, if you don’t see what you need, contact us.

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Finding Courage – Confronting a Bully, a Friend, or Yourself – #1 of 4

Finding courage and confronting a bully, a friend, or yourself is a task that presents challenges. For one thing, we must learn the location of courage if we are to find it. Where should we look for courage? Many people search for years and fail to find it. Is finding courage – confronting a bully, a friend, or yourself with that courage – and resolving the problem an impossible dream?

No, it is not an impossible dream. It is a possible reality. The secret, as a realtor might say, is location, location, location. Where should we search to find courage?

Four Possible Locations

  • DNA, genetics, and heredity – A scientific search will show the things with which we were born. It can reveal the freckles and button nose our parents passed down to us. It will not reveal courage, however. Courage does not exist within our biological makeup.
  • Personality – This set of emotional […]
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Finding Courage – Confronting a Bully – #2 of 4

Finding courage and confronting anyone is a task that raises questions. Is finding courage – confronting a bully with it – and resolving the problem an impossible dream? What is courage? If you have not read Part #1, do study that foundational information before continuing.

The Bully’s Courage

The bully’s courage resembles – nothing. Bullies do not possess courage. For all their bluster, bullies are cowardly.

Finding courage and confronting a bully becomes easier when you know that. Bullies pick on people they sense are weaker than they are.

The Bully’s Victims

Remain unresponsive and yielding around a bully, and you may become a victim. The bully sees you as a weaker person, and sets out to conquer you. Maybe you do little or nothing when the aggressor tests your reactions to initial bullying. You do not fight aggression with aggression, but the bully defines passivity as the mark of an easy prey. You become […]

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Finding Courage – Confronting a Friend – #3 of 4

Finding courage and confronting a friend can tie you in emotional knots. The friend has offended you repeatedly, maybe unknowingly, and you want to change that. Maybe you fear the encounter will make you seem less accepting overall of your friend. Quite possibly, your friend will take offense in return, and the friendship will crumble. You may end up deciding the whole idea is a contemptible, low road. The truth is, however, that finding courage and confronting a friend about a problem is the high road. It is the safest place for you both if you base it on courage.

Part 1 of this series lays the foundation by defining authentic courage. If you have not yet read that article, you will want to do so before continuing.

The Safety of Courage

Finding courage and confronting a friend with that trait bases your discussion on convictions, not feelings. Feelings are part of your […]

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Finding Courage – Confronting Yourself – #4 of 4

Finding courage and confronting yourself on a harsh reality of life will set you apart quickly from the majority. Many if not most of us will do anything – absolutely anything – to avoid looking into the mirrors of our hearts. We run away from the mirrors by blaming circumstances or other people. We cover the mirrors by finding fault with others and creating excuses for our own failings. Take time for finding courage and confronting yourself properly, and you can stop covering mirrors; stop running away from your heart’s mirrors.

This builds on the first three articles in this series, so you will want to read them first. Part 1 is especially important, since it tells where to find courage for every part of your life.

The Scary Part

Finding courage and confronting yourself on harsh realities about “you” can be frightening. Your very reason for hiding from such confrontation may be […]

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Preferred Membership Options

You get great benefits when you join our Preferred Membership. A wealth of ready-to-use materials is yours to download and print immediately. It’s easy! It’s fast! You save money and time! Simply click on the tabs below and compare our five (5) membership levels. Then choose the one that fits you best, and get started today.

Your “Character-Trait-of-the-Month” membership allows you to access a full 96 different, captivating lessons covering 24 character traits! Use each ready-to-teach lesson as is, or cater it quickly to a specific age group from preschool through middle school. You can teach one character trait each month for two full years without repeating a single lesson. Of course, most students aren’t in class more than nine or ten months each year. By the time you need to repeat, students will have forgotten the exciting stories, the full-color pictures, the assignments, and the activities. YOU will be remembered, though, as the teacher who makes Character Education an exciting class every week.
Christian Character-Trait-of-the-Month” membership gives you access to 96 attention-holding lessons with Bible stories and Christian applications. You cover four facets each of 24 specific character traits from a Biblical standpoint. Lessons are ready to use “as is”, but may also be catered to your specific age group. Membership provides everything you need to teach one character trait monthly for two full years without repetition. When you start again, the exciting stories, full-color pictures, assignments, and activities will appeal to students at a new stage of life, and YOU’LL be remembered as the teacher who makes Character Education exciting!
You will have the tools, with our extraordinary “Prevent Bullying Program” membership, to prevent, reduce, and even eradicate bullying! Each time you present one of these motivating, out-of-the-ordinary lessons to young people, you seize an ugly block from the bullies’ fortress wall and fill the breach with a solid block of character. Using downloadable, ready-to-use lessons that are proactive rather than reactive, you conquer the fortress and destroy bullying! Whatever age group you teach, in a public school, in a private school, in the community, or at home, this membership can help you instill strong character traits that kill bullying at its roots.
You get something in our “Basic Level” membership that you can’t buy anywhere else. Along with amusing videos, great lesson plans, activities, service activities, hundreds of articles, and much more, you get a CHARACTER BUILDERS’ eCOURSE! For six (6) months, a weekly lesson on character building will be delivered to your e-mail in box at no extra cost. This eCourse gives you an abundance of background material on individual character traits. You will find that you better understand the traits you teach. You will strengthen your own character, too. As your students see your character growing, what will they do? Many will follow your example.
You will be “THE BEST” teacher or parent with our highly popular “Character Companions Level” membership. Children in the 3-to-8-year-old age group simply adore the thirteen (13) exciting books, the songs, the full-color picture charts, the crafts, the activities, and – well, everything you get here! This is an elementary teacher’s “go-to” membership for a complete, downloadable Character Education program. A downloadable teacher’s manual accompanies each downloadable-and-printable 32-page book. You get a fully annotated text, song sheets, seat work, assignments, and even tests. Oh, and you can download the songs in MP3 format so your youngsters can sing along!

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Character Books

With Aristotle, we see story telling as the most effective teaching method, and offer character-teaching stories. Learn More >

Character Catalog

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Character Blog

You’re bound to find a hot topic in our blog, designed to convey information and stimulate conversation. Learn More >

Memberships

Preferred Membership is a deliberate, thoughtful choice to be the best character builder you can be. Learn More >

Why Choose Us

  • You save time, energy, and money because we do most of the work for you!
  • You get the absolute results you need because we communicate absolute values!
  • You get materials that are all prepared by a career teacher/principal/published author!
  • You get thoroughly tested materials that are used successfully at every grade level!
  • You get a thought-provoking program that encourages 66 rather than a mere 6 traits.

What Client’s Say

I was very excited to discover your program. The animals are cute, the lessons well planned. It is exactly what I was looking for to teach character to my children. We love the books and I have already begin recommending them to my friends! Thank you for this awesome opportunity!.
C. Foronda, New Zealand
I am particularly impressed with the beauty and richness of the language of your series. Rich, colorful imagery and warmly personalized narrative combine with natural dialogue to engage and delight the reader. … little animal characters romp across the pages with a vibrancy, verve and a level of reflection, easily modeled by young audiences.
Dr. P. Noda, Eastern Michigan University
I really enjoyed your books and the message they provide students. They can be such a wonderful resource for me in the future. It seems that character education is not being taught at home anymore and it is left up to the schools to implement programs.
C. Newby, Kentucky
I have reviewed many websites and libraries reviewing materials on Character Education. I was really impressed by the information your site had and the material and resources available. I would like to be able to use this information and then promote it to area schools here in our area because like I said, good resources are hard to come by!
S. Whitley, North Carolina teacher
I just finished reading the books and they are wonderful. —just what we need for Character Counts! Thanks!
O. Saupe, Sicily - elementary counselor