In order for kids to truly understand concepts related to character development, schools and other programs use various techniques. Activities and events are planned to get students thinking and practicing values such as respect, peace, caring, compassion and other character traits.
Most schools have programs that bring character values into their culture and climate. This may include a school-wide behavior plan, character trait awareness days, specific ways of handling bullying, and other practices to encourage positive choices.
Developing good character traits is a home/school/community/world project. Parents and teachers need to be good role models, just as students need to become role models for kids coming after them. There are many others who can inspire character awareness such as religious leaders, government officials, national figures, and others.
One way of providing an easy exchange of thoughts, feeling, and ideas about values and ethical issues with children is through storybook characters. In the book, Listening to the Mukies and Their Character Building Adventures, these multicultural characters teach children important character traits. They address topics of self-esteem, prejudice, mutual understanding and respect, rights and responsibilities in a society, and peaceful co-existence.
Listening to the Mukies is an easy-to-read book for children 8 - 12 that reinforces accepted character traits. You can use this link to buy a copy for your child or classroom today.