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When children try to do their best in everything they do, it affects their attitude, confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and pride. When excellence is praised, children develop the habit. As parents/guardians, we should set aside time to teach our children character traits that will make them outstanding, admired citizens. Every day is filled with opportunities for helping them to learn about the character traits we value and want to encourage.

This character trait package provides suggestions of good activities for excellence. But you, as the child's most important teacher, are the best judge of which activities are the most appropriate.

To Do

  1. Go over the Excellence (pdf) poster together and put it on the refrigerator.
  2. Read the story, The New "Losers' Club", with your child and discuss the questions at the end.
  3. Do at least one additional activity to reinforce the excellence character trait.


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