Character Moments for Families – Honesty

Below are three easy ideas to stimulate family conversation and activity to explore character concepts, aligned with your child’s school PACE character education program.

February – Honesty
Sincerity and reverence or love for the truth

  • TALK – use this prompt to start a conversation with your family about this month’s character trait:
    Why is it good to be honest?
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February: Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests…
Honesty Reading List

K-2

The Lying King by Alex Beard
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse by Marcy Campbell
Escape Goat by Ann Patchett; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
The Berenstain Bears’…

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Guest Column: Honesty

Honesty can seem like a simple concept. Merriam-Webster defines it as “fairness and straightforwardness of conduct; adherence to the facts; sincerity.” Or perhaps we are more familiar with it being “to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” But,…

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Guest Column: Honesty

 

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,…

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Guest Column: Honesty

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. is said to have remarked about children: “Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by them.” So for the PACE February character trait of the month honesty guest column,…

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Guest Column: President Lincoln’s Legacy: Honesty, Integrity, and Personal Example

“If people believe in your word, then the opportunity to make a difference is enhanced.”

When casually asked to define an “honest person” the logical response is, “It’s someone who tells the truth.” But when honesty is revered as a character trait we need to go beyond a simple definition and ask: What attributes do we expect of someone who walks down an honest path the days of his/her life?…

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