Teaching Character

by Kay Green, www.PreciousKids.org   
Copyright 2002 -2013

 What is character? How do we give it to our kids? How do we walk in it? Is it really so important? What does godly character look like? Do you find yourself asking these questions? I do!

            I want to raise my children in a godly manner. How do I judge that? Scripture is the most accurate. It gives us the picture of what godly men and women of character do.

¨      Treat others, as you want to be treated

¨      Speak the truth

¨      Live by God’s precepts

¨      Keep your word

¨      Obey those in authority

¨      Be respectful

¨      Be accountable for  your actions

¨      Sacrifice for those in need

¨      Turn the other cheek when wronged

¨      Allow God to be your defender

¨      Seek God first

God has a plan for each of us. It is a plan to bring us a hope and a future. He will make a way when we seek him.

We must be consistent with our children. We must reinforce the positive behavior and give consequences for the negative behavior. God showed me that He doesn’t yell at me when I disobey. He gives me consequences to remind me to obey. I have found that works best with my children. If the first one doesn’t bring about obedience, I increase the consequences until they obey.

We must be consistent in our own life and live a godly example. Our children watch what we do more than they hear what we say. Am I doing this? Am I living God’s example in front of them? Am I willing to apologize when I make a mistake?

            Perfection is not possible in this lifetime, but excellence is. My friend said excellence is one step farther than yesterday. I can do that. Can you? Reach for excellence in all that you do. Press into God and watch how He changes you and your children.

Kay Green and her family live in rural Oregon. They have home schooled since 1993.  She loves helping new families start the journey of home school.
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Articles written by Kay Green, Child Safety Expert, and Christian mom to Melissa 30 (married to Matthew), Jordan 27 (married to Katie), Allison 25, Haley 12. Kay and Russell, her husband of 33 years live in rural Oregon.

Kay's first granddaughter Madison Kay was born December 2006. Twin grandsons Micah & Mason were born May 2009. Granddaughter Emma Kate was born in September 2010.

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