Content of Character - Teach Your Kids to Love Like This
Martin Luther King, Jr. wanted his four little children (and all people) judged by the "content of their character," not "the color of their skin." Dr. King believed in love not hate. Find out how character, judgment and love fit together in a way Dr. King might approve.
Effective parents teach children to judge. Not by skin color but by searching for the good.
Today, I’ll share how this love works through the story of Gabby, a family activity, and an activity that increases others’ self-esteem. It creates friendships too.
Practice it in your home. I guarantee it will boost your family’s love. Then watch it spread outward from your family to others.
The Story of Gabby
(To protect privacy, all the names are changed because the people are real.)
Gabriella, 13 years-old, is taking a peer coaching class. She assists Mrs. Matlin, who teaches 10 special needs children, like:
- Daniel, who repeatedly runs around the room
- Lucas, who lets out blood curdling screams that make everyone jump.
- Olivia, who stutters and gets mad if asked questions she doesn’t want to answer.
Find out how Gabby's family activity influenced her with these special needs children. Then consider adopting their simple family ritual:
How Kids Judge Others by the "Content of Their Character"
Dr. King was right. "There is something about love that builds up and is creative."
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