Tanya Conklin

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  • Guest Column:
    Honesty

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      Growing up as a child in the Spokane Valley in a large family of six siblings, sincerity and love for the truth didn’t always win out. With the occasional sibling scuffle and subsequent blame and denials that followed, I must confess the drive of my own self-interest stretched the truth at times. Fortunately for […]

  • Honesty…Teaching your kids

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    Learning is more fun if it is a game! Thank you to simpleathome.com for this lesson: “A classic game of go fish required honesty from players on whether they have the card asked for. Ask each child how they would feel if one of the other players lied about the cards they had? Then challenge […]

  • Guest Column:
    Fairness

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    The definition of fairness can be paraphrased as: the state, condition or quality of being fair, marked by impartiality and honesty, free from self-interest, prejudice or favoritism. In short, fairness is doing the right thing, at the right time for the right reason. Fairness is all around us. Externally, fairness affects the way we do […]

  • Guest Column:
    Caring

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    Caring for our Community Can you believe it? December has arrived and 2018 is just around the corner! We’ve reached that proverbial point in time when we reflect back and set new goals for the future. By this time, most of us are fully engaged in the holiday season and have made valiant attempts to […]

  • Guest Column:
    Citizenship

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    Citizenship is defined as the state of being vested with rights, privileges and duties as a member of society. Being part of a society or community affects an individual as much as the individual affects the community. The rights and privileges that come with being a part of the community come with duties and responsibilities […]

  • World Character Day 2017!

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    Thank you to all our partners, community members and schools that participated in World Character Day 2017. In all over 104 groups or individuals registered to show they would be participating. 63 schools, 14 school districts, 17 companies or organizations, and many individuals, universities, and government agencies. Wow! Throughout the community, we honored our commitment […]

  • Good Character Reading!

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    Spokane County Library Suggests … October – Responsibility Grades K-2 Olivia Helps Mother Nature by Lauren Forte Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes Go, Little Green Truck! by Julia Kuo Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann Grades 3-5 Rules by Cynthia Lord The Trouble With Tuck by Theodore Taylor Holes by Lois Sachar Middle School Chasing […]

  • Guest Column:
    Responsibility

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    My education has always been one of the most important things in my life. I grew up with a single mom who demonstrated that working hard and making good choices was a formula for success. Mirroring her responsibility has been the key to my own success. While I did have an adult figure in my […]