Character for the Family

Character is not just for the very young. Teens and adults as well should be strong character builders. Why not start today?

Quote of the Month

“I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”
Walter Anderson, American Author

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Welcome to Character-in-Action

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.

  • Featured Blog Posts

    How Gratitude Would Revolutionize The Thanksgiving Holiday

    You may think that the words gratitude and thanksgiving share an identical meaning. They are often interchanged, but are they synonymous?

    Thanksgiving in the United States is a time when people congregate to give thanks for benefits received during the previous year. Christians, atheists, Jews, humanists, etc.: religious differences often pale as families gather for the feast.

    Everyone gets into the mood. Schools decorate with turkeys, pumpkins, and autumn leaves. Stores post signs wishing everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving”. Government offices are decked out in colors of the season, and reminders that it’s time to be thankful. Food banks collect food so that families will have traditional Thanksgiving feasts “with all the trimmings”.

    No one seems to want Thanksgiving banned from schools. No group rushes to sue for removal of Thanksgiving decorations and well wishing.

    Everyone likes Thanksgiving, but […]

    A Fruit Basket of Character

    You are probably among the millions who will celebrate at least one holiday during the last eight weeks of the year. You will probably visit family and friends, exchanging gifts and gathering around a holiday table. You may attend a holiday party at your place of business. Fruit baskets will be prominent, and you yourself may contribute one to the festivities.

    May I make a suggestion? Why not save money and take a fruit basket of character this year? I don’t mean a literal basket, of course. I mean your inner basket of solid character. You could contribute far more to the festivities with such a gift than with any material present. Just think about it. You could fill such a basket to overflowing since you have 66 character fruits […]

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    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.

    Character-Trait-of-the-Month (secular)
    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.
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    Why Choose Us

    • You save time, energy, and money because we do most of the work for you!
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    • 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
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