The Character Movement

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Rome is Burning

According to legend, the emperor Nero played his fiddle as the city of Rome burned. Nero’s infamous behavior made his name synonymous with uncaring apathy. We need look no further than the news to recognize that we are watching as Rome burns. Violence in our schools is a sobering reminder that our children’s safety is at risk even in places that are supposed to be safe. And yet, hearing the news of another school shooting is becoming far too commonplace.
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Our Children’s Friends

Often parents ask me what to do when they don’t approve of their children’s friends. As someone who’s worked with kids his entire life, I feel this one deep down. Whenever I’m at a school, I see with crystal clear vision the selfish, manipulative, petty and, at times, outright cruel exchanges that happen between kids. As an adult, it’s so easy to see which children are “good” and which ones are “bad influences.”READ MORE

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