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Why is it important to put devices down?
'In this technology-driven world, more and more kids are spending their free time in front of a screen. Whether it’s a smartphone, handheld game system, computer screen, or television gaming system, this choice is creating a lack of real-life human contact among kids. We are hearing from parents and teachers that kids have poor communication skills, problems with respect, a lack of confidence in building relationships, and a lack of empathy.
As parents and authors, we felt the need to create High 5 for Character and our book series, Becoming a Better You!
The series includes five books with the following titles: Are You Confident Today?, Are You Respectful Today?, Are You Empathetic Today?, Are You Honest Today?, and Are You Grateful Today? The Every Day Is A Character Day Activity Book is a great complement to the series and includes over 400 activities.
Marian Nelson and Kris Yankee
Why is growing positive character in kids so important?
Kids who are confident, respectful, empathetic, honest, and grateful are super citizens! They are kind, well-adjusted, forgiving, better able to work/get along with others, more understanding, more tolerant and accepting of others, appreciative, trustworthy, responsible, reliable, helpful, and organized. What parent or teacher wouldn't want his/her child to have positive character? High 5 for Character is your educational resources information center for kid books that will help create positive character.
People who believe in themselves are much more capable of handling change, problems, and trauma and can persevere in daily life. Building character creates strong people.
Ideas, Tips, and Kid Books to grow kind, happy, and respectful kids!
Positive character is built through modeling behavior of adults, siblings, friends, and/or classmates. Through practice, repetition, and reinforcement, children develop healthy character traits.
Through our books, we identify five main character traits (confidence, respect, empathy, honesty, and gratefulness) and show examples of how that particular trait weaves throughout a child's day and reinforces that behavior.