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An underrated skill that can transform your life

An underrated skill that can transform your life

This is a hard topic, but it’s one we know all too well. One of the most common themes in our culture right now is the need to be right.  We all w...
TEMPERANCE—A HINGE ON THE DOOR OF CHARACTER

TEMPERANCE—A HINGE ON THE DOOR OF CHARACTER

Written by Ellen Moran Self control, or Temperance, may be the strength most undervalued in our culture today. In fact, it’s positively abhorrent ...
That time I accidentally said something right!

That time I accidentally said something right!

I’ll never forget the time my preschooler asked me something that sent me into a cold sweat. (No, it wasn’t about the birds and the bees, but that...
JUMPING ON THE RESPECT TRAIN IN 2020

JUMPING ON THE RESPECT TRAIN IN 2020

For parents, the shift from July to August in a normal year can feel a bit like accelerating onto a busy expressway from the slow lane. But in 202...
Follow Through With the Flush

Follow Through With the Flush

My 6 year old son has a problem with flushing the toilet! He doesn’t do it! EVER!  It’s annoying, and what he doesn’t realize is that it now affect...
Promote Peace in Your Life: How to Cut Out the Noise

Promote Peace in Your Life: How to Cut Out the Noise

Written by Jeremy Bangs Orderliness seems so simple. Of the character strengths discussed at Families of Character, it’s the least philosophical. ...