This is a handout I recently shared with the Montana State Child Care Association.  The topic of the workshop was on Character & Heart Values.

What Makes “A Good Person?”  

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Judy Helm Wright, aka “Auntie Artichoke” is a parent educator and life coach who has worked with families like yours all over the world. Give her a call at 406-549-9813 to schedule a speaking engagement.

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Caring, Cooperation, Courage, Courtesy, Communicate,  Compliment Others, Empathy,  Empower,  Moderation, Order,  Silence & Tranquility,  Faith, Friendship,  Fairness, Compassion, Common Sense,  Humility, Helpfulness, Community Service, Goal Setting, Gratitude, Integrity, Curiosity,

Apologize When Wrong, Honesty, Humor, Loyalty, Patience, Peacemaker, Personal Responsibility, Problem Solve, Resilience, Resourcefulness, Respectful,  Self-disciplined, Non-judgmental,

Tolerance, Self-Control, Kindness

Can-Do Attitude, Create, Contribute, Inclusion, Avoid Gossip, Mentor& Teach.


Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

“If I want a better world, then I need to build a better me.” Judy Helm Wright


“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdomTheodore Isaac Rubin



“I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne Frank



Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness.” Confucius



“I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.”        John D. Rockefeller, Jr.


“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”

Mother Theresa


My parents made up this thing where our family is on a ‘team’ and whenever someone on our team is in trouble, we get off the bench and help them.” Katie


“True politeness is perfect ease in freedom. It simply consists in treating others just as you love to be treated yourself.”

Earl of Chesterfield


I invite you to comment on how you have taught character traits to your children.  Has this impacted your family life?  Thanks for sharing.

What Makes A Good Person?
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