Hello Everyone and Happy March!
This month our focus at Bellivision House is Integrity and Accountability.
These are two very important characteristics on their own, but combined together, it is an incredible superpower for kids (and adults too!).
So what is integrity and accountability?
Integrity has three key ingredients. They are kindness, honesty (truthfulness), and fairness.
Integrity to kids would be showing people what your heart is really like. It would be knowing the difference between right and wrong, and choosing the right action regardless of being supervised.
Accountability is being responsible for our actions regardless of whether they were good or not-so-good.
I know in my house, we are in constant struggle with these characteristics.
Of course, kids are kids! They want to push boundaries, they don’t always do what we expect them to do or act. They may not like all the rules we have in place for them. I mean, even grown-ups don’t like following rules at times. Then comes the dreaded getting into trouble games like “No, She Did It!”, “It Wasn’t me!”, and my all-time favourite, “That’s Not Fair!”
But how can we build integrity and accountability in children? How can we make kids want to do the right thing, even when no one is watching?
Truth is, there is no straight answer. But we can provide you with some pretty good practices that can help.
Want to learn more? Our Part 2 of integrity and accountability will be available on March 15th.
Take care and thanks for reading!
Bellivision House Team
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