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How Military Boarding Schools Help Build Good Character

Military boarding schools are known to graduate young men and women with exceptional integrity and demeanor. To build quality character in your teenager son or daughter, take a few lessons from military boarding schools. How Military Boarding Schools Help Build Good Character  Being a team member, learning to execute orders and sacrificing one’s own needs for the good of the group, these are all character-building exercises that military boarding schools teach students. Service above self is an integral part of the philosophy. Integrity and honor are core values to which every military boarding school commits. These are five ways military boarding schools instill good character in teens: Setting the example: … Continue reading

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Building Good Character in Teens, and Why It Matters

Building Good Character in Teens, and Why It Matters Teenagers have just a few short years before they leave for college and begin making a life for themselves. It is crucial for teens to develop good character so they can be mentally equipped to make wise, moral decisions and overcome any obstacles life throws their way.  Not only will they end up leading happier lives, they will end up leading more successful lives. Good character does not happen on its own, however. It is the result of years of learned behavior as well as strong mentoring. If you truly want your teen to become an upright individual, you need to … Continue reading

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7 Good Reasons Teenagers Should Play Sports

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Teenagers Should Play Sports! More and more teenagers are passing on the opportunity to play sports — and that’s not good! It’s a bit unsettling to know that while most teens ages 13-17 are physically able, only about 40 percent of them are active in any sports activity , competitive or recreational. Unfortunately, the downward trend may likely continue because today’s young people are being lured into “activities” that require only the movement of a hand, such as video games, social media or web surfing. If you’re a pre-teen or teen and you haven’t played a sport yet, now’s the perfect time to give it a try! Beyond the simple enjoyment … Continue reading

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Why Public High Schools Can’t Help Every Student

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Public high school is intended for every student. Unfortunately, not every student is intended for high public school. Due to the massive numbers public schools must accommodate, not every student will get the help he or she needs to succeed academically. There are also a few other key reasons.  Four Reasons Why Public High Schools Can’t Help Every Student    1) Standardized Instruction & Testing Public high school education in the U.S. is mostly based on a system of standardized testing. For some students, this limited scope of source material does not assist in their learning. The very nature of standardized teaching and learning also does not lend itself well … Continue reading

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