TES April News

This month, we celebrated our final Mix-It Up Day for the year.  Each month, students have been working to strengthen their conversation and friendship-making skills.  Our emphasis has been on asking open-ended questions to facilitate conversation and also finding two things in common and celebrating a difference with a new friend.  Many thanks to the high school PEAK ambassadors, high school counselors, and other high school students who have come to Timmons during these special lunches to facilitate and reinforce the friendship-making skills.

 

Our PEAK trait for this month is integrity.  We have been emphasising the idea of doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.  Dr. Michelle Bora, in her  book Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues That Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing, shares some ideas to help reinforce and build your child’s integrity.  Here are seven parenting tips:

 

1. Know What You Stand for So Your Child Knows

2. Walk Your Talk

3. Share Your Moral Beliefs and Take a Stand

4. Ask Moral Questions to Stretch Moral Development

5. Boost Empathy

6. Reinforce Assertiveness Not Compliance

7. Teach Assertive Skills

You can read more specifics at this website:

http://michelebora.com/blog/seven-tips-to-build-strong-character-and-help-kids-stand-up-for-their-moral-beliefs/