Word of the Year: COMPLETION

Word of the Year 2015

Last year I jumped on the “word of the year” bandwagon. I have really liked this concept, and I feel that my word served me well.

Why, then, am I keeping this word for the month of January 2016 instead of moving on to my (surprising) word for the new year?

Because my word for 2015 was COMPLETION. And I’m not finished with that word yet! (Yeah, ironic, huh?)


December Podcast Schedule Change

December Podcast Schedule Change

Dear podcast listeners and friends of Raising Kids With Character,

I will be unable to do the full five weeks of podcast episodes in December due to an illness that has put my dad in the hospital for at least ten days and maybe up to two weeks, including: surgery. I thought I could get it all done, working in the hospital in between talking with doctors, nurses, physical therapists, etc., until my computer died at the hospital yesterday.


December’s Freebie Fridays!


If you’re subscribed to the newsletter or blog, you’ve already been receiving our Freebie Fridays…here’s a peek at what’s coming 🙂  Not signed up?  You can subscribe here!


December's Freebie Fridays



Announcing Character Ink’s Friday Freebies!

Freebie Fridays

Character Ink has been searching for more ways to help more families with parenting, homeschooling, and teaching! Enter our new FRIDAY FREEBIES!

Starting in November, newsletter and/or blog subscribers will receive a different freebie in their inbox every Friday. Just plain free!

Most of these are things that are selling at our Character Ink, Teachers Pay Teachers, Teacher’s Notebook, and CurrClick stores—but subscribers will receive them for free.


Discerning Between the 4D’s of Behavior and Childishness

Discerning Between the 4D's of Behavior and Childishness


One way that we like to help parents determine whether a child’s behavior is of a serious nature or whether it is simply childishness that needs training, rewards, more training, follow-through, and consequences to solve it is by using the benchmark of the 4D’s.

If you have been to our Raising Kids With Character parenting seminar, you have probably heard us describe the importance of determining which behavior a child is having. This is because the behaviors that we call the 4D’s are heart-oriented and more life-affecting than those that are simply childishness such as irresponsibility, laziness, or messiness.


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