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Positive Character Traits List for Kids

Character traits for kids are qualities or descriptions that define a child's character. Children usually have both good and bad character traits within their personalities.

We can usually see the character of a child through their actions, especially their interactions with children around them. So if you want to learn the character traits of a child, observe how they interact with others.

How to Recognize Character Traits for Kids

You can learn and recognize the character traits for kids if you observe their interactions, specifically how they react with:

  •  the children they play with
  •  children who are their friends
  •  children who are not their friends
  •  adults in their lives, such as teachers, aunts, uncles and their friend's parents

We all know that kids have good and bad character traits, so here's a short list of some good and bad character traits that are commonly found in children:

Positive Character Traits List for Kids:

Positive Character Trait Activities

Here are some character trait activities that help children develop kindness, care and respect.

Bad Character Traits List for Kids:

  • Disrespectful
  • Dishonest
  • Rude
  • Greedy
  • Selfish
  • Mean
  • Unkind
  • Sneaky

Character Traits and Their Relation to Character Education

Character education, or the instruction of moral and ethical values, includes parents and teachers teaching children character traits that will help them become moral adults.

Character traits such as kindness, respect, responsibility, and caring are the common traits taught in today's character education programs and curricula.

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