When my kids were little, I didn’t do anything intentional for developing character in children. It just kind of happened along the way. As they grew older, I relied on the influence of church and Christian schooling to help mold their characters.
It wasn’t like I didn’t care. I didn’t know how.
This fall, as we began our homeschooling journey, the idea of character education threatened to overwhelm me. I felt a huge burden to be intentional in developing good character traits and habits in my sons. I did a ton of reading and researching and praying on the subject. At the end of that obsession, I’m happy to say I found answers.
What I learned about character education applies to everyone. Not just homeschoolers. Not just moms with young kids. Not just kids. It applies to everyone. Even me.