Character Building

Help your child build Christ-centered character through homeschooling!

What Is Character?

Having character means that you can be trusted to be honest, responsible, and trustworthy.

Someone with character does the right thing even when no one is looking.

As a homeschool parent, you have a unique role in helping your child build Christ-centered character!

Raising Responsible Children

One of the first steps in teaching children responsibility is to clearly communicate what is expected of them and to ensure it is an age-appropriate expectation.

One example is doing chores around the house like taking the dinner plate off of the table, rinsing it, and loading it in the dish washer. Make sure they understand the cause and effect of their actions. If you don’t do what I asked you to do, this is the consequence.

Sometimes it may take asking more than once and having patience and mercy. Praise them when they complete the task and follow through with the consequence if they do not do what is expected.

Do all of these things from a loving perspective.

Character Building for Kids

Give your kid a simple project to help build character. It can be as simple as picking up sticks and raking leaves in the back yard.

It will give them a sense of accomplishment and teach them responsibility.

Character Building for Teens

Teens learn best by example. If you expect your teenager to behave in a certain way, make sure you model that behavior. Some parents fall into the trap of do as I say, not as I do.

Trust me, they are watching you and learning from you. Teach them compassion for strangers by opening doors, saying thank you, or helping someone in need.

Character Building Resources

Role of Education in Character Building

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Character building is taught in some traditional schools but it is not consistent.

You can choose a homeschool program that teaches lessons on character building and that pulls parables and stories from the Bible to reinforce the concepts.

Building Christian Character

Here are some top Christian character traits that we can teach our children to help them build a strong foundation for spiritual growth:

  1. Humility
  2. Honesty
  3. Integrity
  4. Courage
  5. Love
  6. Kindness

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TTD365 Audio Resources - Christian Character (Members Only!)

The Grumble Free Home

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Homeschooling Adopted Kids

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Dare to Dream, Mom

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This, We Believe!

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