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What are Character Traits 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 friends 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:

Some Good Character Traits for Kids:

Good Character Trait Activities

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

Some Bad Character Traits 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.

Through character education teachers and parents aim to teach the common core character traits to children. Character traits such as kindness, respect, responsibility, and caring are the common traits taught through today's character education programs and curricula.

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