Dear Parents & Guardians,
In May our ‘Word Of The Month’ will be: INTEGRITY.
Teaching children how to act with integrity is vital for their development. Integrity means to adhere to moral and ethical principles, and if taught correctly, children will take these lessons with them as they grow up.
This month’s lesson plans will help teach our students why having integrity is so important. You can help support the lessons by reinforcing this behavior at home.
Below are some tips on how to compliment the lessons we teach about integrity this month:
With children ages 3 and 4: they are learning right from wrong. Teach them about the importance of telling the truth.
With children ages 5 and 6: they are beginning to understand other people’s feelings. Teach them how to treat others the way you want to be treated.
With children ages 7 and 9: they are becoming responsible. Teach them how to take pride in their responsibilities, particularly with promises they make.
With children ages 10 to 14: they want to be independent. Teach them how to apply ethics when making independent choices.
Integrity is by far one of the very best character traits one can have. People with integrity make better choices and are more responsible.
Having integrity can take a long time to learn, but the more a child practices this, the more likely he or she will develop this crucial value.
Thank you for allowing us to be a positive influence on your children and we look forward to watching our youthful students demonstrate their new skills in class.
David ‘Digger’ Barnes
Storm Family Martial Arts