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The Six Pillars of Character and Awkward Apology Letters

By Monica Nelson Our young son has been in his share of trouble. Mostly, at school, but other places too. As part of his discipline regimen, we (started by the school) have required him to write apology letters to the people he has hurt. The school on several occasions, when he seemed to care little for what was happening to him, added another consequence in the form of writing out the Six Pillars of Character. For those who are not familiar with these, they are Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship, along with a description of what each of those mean in terms of behavior. Over the years, we … Continue reading

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Why is Good Character so Important?

By Monica Nelson If you are reading my posts with any regularity, you are getting a sense of how important I think character and building good character is. So I thought it was time to explain my reasons behind this philosophy. I hope that you, too, will see the importance of this purpose in your life. Life Growth If you strip away your home, your car, your belongings; if you strip away your achievements, your financial status, your standing in your community and the world; if you strip away your friends, your family, and your most trusted advisors, what you have left is the base or essence of who you … Continue reading

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