Here are four ways to help your kids understand integrity and learn about making the right choices:
- Define integrity. This is the first step to living it. What does integrity mean to you? Give your kids an example from your own life that can help them understand.
- Identify the problem. Help your child identify when to show integrity by giving them concrete examples.
- Recognize how to show honesty and responsibility. Help your kids come up with solutions to the problem, letting them know that there’s always more than one solution to a problem. Help your child identify the different choices they could make. Then talk through the different choices to decide which choice shows honesty and responsibility.
- Trust your gut. Teach your child that if a decision doesn’t feel good, it might not be the right one. Ask what their gut is telling them to do and how their decision makes them feel.