Nicholas charactergbuilding book

By Sharon Scott, LPC, LMFT

 

One of the children’s books I authored is titled Nicholas’ Values:  A Child’s Guide to Character Education. {Editor’s Note:  This is excellent reading for your elementary-age child!  Order at 800-822-2801 or www.hrdpress.com/sharonscott}  Nicholas is my cocker spaniel who “co-authored” a series of five books for elementary-age children each teaching a different valuable living skill.  In this book he uses funny and touching true stories about animals who have shown good character.

 

For example, there is the value of “sharing” exhibited by a boy dog who became a mama cat.  The value of “loyalty” is about a desert tortoise who has lived with a man for 66 years.  Jiggs now lives in the nursing home with his best friend.  And there are the boxer dogs who demonstrate being “involved” by visiting nursing homes and children’s hospitals dressed in darling costumes.

The values that Nicholas presents in the book make an acronym of his name:  Nice, Involved, Confident, Honest, Obedient, Loyal, Accountable, and Sharing.

A fun summer assignment for your children or grandchildren would be to have them write their name on a sheet of paper.  For each letter of their name, they need to think of a good character trait that begins with that letter and that describes them.  They can give you an example of when they showed that value and you can have fun discussing the importance of good character!

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Sharon Scott

Sharon Scott

Sharon is the author of eight award-winning books including four on the topic of peer to peer pressure.

The guide for parents/educators on how to peer-proof children and teens is Peer Pressure Reversal: An Adult Guide to Developing a Responsible Child, 2nd Ed.

Her popular book for teens, How to Say No and Keep Your Friends, 2nd Ed., empowers kids to stand out,not just fit in!

A follow-up book for teens, When to Say Yes! And Make More Friends, shows adolescents how to select and meet quality friends and, in general, feel good for doing and being good.

Sharon also has a charming series of five books for elementary-age children each teaching an important living skill and "co-authored" with her savvy cocker spaniel Nicholas who makes the learning fun.Their book on managing elementary-age peer pressure is titled Too Smart for Trouble.
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