Every time I go to a WeCare presentation, as I have done both times this year, I see a lot of Warren-Walker School parents. What this tells me is that WE truly CARE!
We are so fortunate to have parents who want to know what it takes to be good at shaping their children to be “fine citizens”, “successful scholars”, and “self-directed and independent thinkers.” In my eyes, parents who want to learn raise children who want to learn. Every teacher’s dream is to have students who eagerly engage in the learning process. The fine character that our students demonstrate is what makes it possible for us to offer our successful multi-faceted and fast-paced program.
Ron Lieber’s presentation about “How and Why to Talk to Your Kids about Money” on Monday night was an upbeat recap about our Character Education program, and its relationship to how children understand and manage their money. When he talked about his “GIVE” tenet, he used words like generosity and gratitude. When he spoke about “SAVE,” patience and perseverance were the qualities he said kids needed to develop. Finally, when he spoke about “SPEND”, the vocabulary he used was about responsibility and values.
His New York Times Bestseller is “The Opposite of Spoiled; Raising Kids Who Are Grounded Generous, and Smart about Money.” Read it and see if you agree that good character is the basis for smart money management, as well.