Teaching Character

As a part of our daily lives we really want to teach our children good character qualities.  As two year olds it is pretty easy to know the character qualities that I want instill in them.  Things like obedience, patience, generosity, and self-control.  As they get older I will want to move on to other valuable lessons.  I thought this list from Raising Homemakers was a great resource and gave me a lot to think about.
49 Character Qualities

Alertness, Attentiveness, Availability, Benevolence, Boldness, Cautiousness,Compassion, Contentment, Creativity, Decisiveness, Deference, Dependability, Determination, Diligence, Discernment, Discretion, Endurance, Enthusiasm, Faith, Flexibility, Forgiveness, Generosity, Gentleness, Gratefulness, Honor, Hospitality, Humility, Initiative, Joyfulness, Justice, Loyalty, Meekness, Obedience, Orderliness, Patience, Persuasiveness, Punctuality, Resourcefulness, Responsibility, Security, Self-Control, Sensitivity, Sincerity, Thoroughness, Thriftiness, Tolerance, Truthfulness, Virtue, Wisdom

Another great resource for teaching character qualities is this PDF from the Duggar Family titled Operational Definitions of Character Qualities.  Good stuff.

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