Staff Picks for Kids


Character Traits and Social Skills

  • It's what holds families and friends together during tough times—caring for a family member, friend, or pet helps us grow.

  • Some things are so basic and simple, we can easily know whether they’re right or wrong.

  • I help you a little, you help me a little—we’ll all get a lot more done.

  • Doing the right thing even when you fear the outcome.

  • The first step towards understanding and creativity.

  • With effort comes sense of purpose and pride of accomplishment.

  • Things change and we can’t always anticipate how. That’s when a little flexibility comes in handy—adapting to and making the best of the situation.

  • Friends share your interests, values, goals, and are just plain fun to be around.

  • You can count on a person with a reputation for telling the truth. With others, you are just guessing.

  • Taking control over a situation, instead of the situation controlling you.

  • Don't say one thing and do another.

  • The feeling that life cannot get better than it is at this moment.

  • Planning takes time and effort, but is more efficient and enduring.

  • Letting the moment develop fully before acting.

  • Seeing your goal to the end, never giving up even when the way gets difficult.

  • Feeling good about yourself and what you've accomplished.

  • The more knowledge you bring to a problem, the more likely you are to solve it.

  • Being able to cope with difficulties creatively and spontaneously.

  • Showing consideration. Respect for others goes hand in hand with respect for yourself—you can't have one without the other.

  • Getting the job done when others depend on you.

  • Staying cool, calm, and collected when you want to scream, rage, and holler!

  • Laughter is the best medicine.

  • When people know they can depend on you to do what you say you'll do, to be where you say you'll be, and that you'll always try to do the right thing.