Who do we want our children to become? Parents approach their work from diverse perspectives and cultural traditions. But on this question, there is widespread agreement: we want our kids to become responsible, hardworking and compassionate. In other words, we want them to have good character. Character development is about building good habits, and habits take time to form. Our character is always a work in progress! We may not know what the world will look like when our children become adults, but we know that virtues will help them flourish in any circumstance.
Growing Up Well: Supporting Your Two-Year-Old's Character Development
Grit involves sticking with something until you succeed. It gives us the strength to try, try, try again. Grit supports a "growth mindset" — a belief that our intelligence and skills can grow with effort. Kids with a growth mindset thrive on challenges, show resilience in the face of obstacles, and view failure as part of the learning process.Learn More
Teasing Is Tough
Using paper faces, your child can identify emotional reactions to different events and practice appropriate responses to those events, including instances of teasing or bullying.
Sarah Jessica Parker: Pair
Sarah Jessica Parker and Elmo explain the word "pair" and learn that together, they make a pair!
George's Field of Dreams
George fantasizes about his first day of little league practice with the Grebelings.
Make a Maiasaura Nest and Eggs
Building a maiasaura nest and eggs can help your child better understand the large size of dinosaur eggs.
Gratitude involves both feeling and expressing our thankfulness; it means we show our appreciation for others. According to the Harvard Healthbeat, "Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships."Learn More
Odd Moment in History - Hofferville, 1904
Help your child learn to choose the best solution to solve a problem.
Build Good Character Skills with Daniel Tiger
Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key skills necessary for school and for life, using strategies grounded in the teachings of Mister Rogers.Find Activities