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Who Do You Want to Be?

Jan 01, 1970 / General     

That's a question children hear all the time. And we enjoy hearing their answers…a doctor, a teacher, a fireman, a ballerina. But what if the question was not about what they wanted to do for a living but who they wanted to be as a person? Less about career and more about character. Imagine your child answering, "I want to be a person of integrity…of wisdom…of courage and conviction. I want to be patient…compassionate…generous…honest." Talk to your child about the kind of person they can become. It's okay to want your kids to have a good career, but it's more important that they have good character. Here are 10 ways to motivate your child to help you get started.



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