Building Character

Character is about having strong values and morals. It’s about being a good person, even when no one is watching. Learn ways to nurture those strengths of character known to build happy, healthy, successful young people.

Essential Reads

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist on Why Being a Student Reporter Builds Character

Jun 16, 2022

A hidden path to building character: being a reporter.


Gratitude is Contagious. Catch It.

Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Andrea Hussong offers strategies for boosting gratitude levels in teens.


Three Ways to Connect with Teens Over the Holidays

Dec 10, 2019

Parents, make the most of the holidays when school is out to really connect with your teen. Three ideas to consider.


Teens And Parents: Up Your Communication Game

Nov 25, 2019

Improving the way parents and teens communicate. Can pediatricians be the answer?


A Parent’s Secret Weapon? Their Teen’s Pediatrician

Nov 25, 2019

Pediatricians may be the hidden link to better parent-teen relationships.


Why Teens Need to be Wise to Succeed

Nov 07, 2019

Is your teen smart or wise? Knowing the difference matters to their long-term success.


Finding Meaning and Purpose

Oct 01, 2019

In this Q&A, we talk with Dr. William Damon about why it’s so important for teens to develop a sense of purpose.


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