Five Qualities to Encourage in Your Kids

Why Values Are Important in Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

KidsHandinHandI was honored to be asked to give a speech at a National Junior Honor Society awards ceremony for fourth through eighth graders, along with their parents and teachers. My granddaughter, the president, gave me the invite. Ok…touch my heart, right? This experience caused me to study the five qualities of membership these young people had to meet to become inducted into the society. I found them pretty cool and worth sharing in a post with you. They represent worthwhile goals for parents to encourage in all kids. While I am going to shorten and paraphrase, I give full credit to the national honor society web page and will link it for you to read the details.

The five traits are listed as scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship and character. Let’s take a look at what they say.

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