Values are things you believe are important in the way you live, work, parent, or learn. Your child also has their own set of values, things they value, or believe are important. As your child explores and thinks about their values, they will be exploring and expanding their own identity. This is great because they can use their values to help them make good decisions. While not exhaustive, here is a list of values.
You can support this by asking your child about some of his or her values. Talk about how his or her values are similar to or different from yours. Encourage your child in thinking about how his or her values can help make school a place where everyone feels safe and welcome.
Think of a group your child belongs to outside of school. Ask your child how thinking about his or her values can help him or her be a positive influence on this group.
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.
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