Redeeming the First Minute

You teach the way you teach…. You always start the school year that way…. You see no point in buying back a mere minute…. Ah, but first impressions are lasting! What if a couple of secrets injected into the first minute could make a tremendous difference in the entire school […]

Hope You Have Two Enormous Feet

You’ll need them to fill these shoes! My husband and I have our home up for sale, and have been learning first hand the meaning of this month’s character trait: dependability – or trustworthiness. Many potential buyers in the past few weeks have proven to be less than trustworthy. […]

Button Your Lips!

Something may get out. Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian novelist, wrote the following in an 1827 novel: When a friend, then, indulges in the joy of unburdening a secret onto another friend’s bosom, he makes the latter, in his turn, feel the urge to taste the same joy himself. He implores […]

What’s in It for Me?

…I mean, what’s the right thing to do? A frequent quip in America’s business community is that business ethics is an oxymoron, since most people in business do what they must to get ahead, making decisions based on the question “What’s in it for me?” rather than “What’s the right […]

Think You’re Dependable – Trustworthy?

How trustworthy are you – really? Carefully read each of the following statements and decide whether it is true of you. Be honest with yourself. No one else needs to know your answer. You want to know, however, so that you can build character. Help yourself get a clear […]

Trustworthiness – Dependability Craft Project

Help children learn trustworthiness and dependability with this simple craft project. Summertime is a great time for crafts to entertain bored children. This project is great for summertime fun, but is equally valuable at any season. Collect the objects in the list below, using toys and craft store miniatures as […]

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