Begin Reinforcing Good Character (Ages 5-13)
Children need to exhibit character. The Character Charts give you a fun way to teach and reinforce character building traits with your children. Before starting, talk with your children and explain what is expected of them. Let them know that every time you see them displaying the character traits listed on their chart, they will get a tally on their chart. If you are not printing the chart, then you can update the chart using your keyboard. (Options other than tallies can be symbols such as stars, plus signs, a sport’s team symbol, or the child’s initials.) For example, if you catch them smiling and having a positive attitude about doing chores, then you add a plus sign to the chart.
Character trait expectations can be added to the chart depending on what traits you want to focus on. We provide a listing of Character Trait Expectations to choose from if you wish. Be sure you make an effort to observe your child demonstrating the character traits. Each time you update the chart, you should praise your child. “Sophie – I’m updating the chart because you did what I asked with a positive attitude.”
For some kids, the chart and praise will be enough of a motivator. If you do want to provide additional incentives, we provide a list of simple ideas such as extra play time or extra outside time. We provide the option to use daily and/or weekly incentives. Click here to learn more...
It is important to sit down with your child at the end of the day to go over the chart. Praise them for the things they did well and encourage them to improve in areas where they need help.
If you prefer to use the charts on your computer (instead of printing) all you have to do is save the chart and open in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Add your character traits just like mentioned above. Click here for more details...
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