Character Development

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The purpose of this board is to create a resource of books, lessons, crafts, songs, and other creative outlets that promote the modeling and teaching of important character traits to children. Traits such as respect, responsibility, forgiveness, honesty, courage, trust, generosity, compassion, integrity and empathy. Thank you, Maria Dismondy www.mariadismondy.com

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  Growth Mindset Examples, Growth Mindset Book, The Most Magnificent Thing, Beautiful Oops, Thé Illustration, Paper Engineering, Important Life Lessons, Mentor Texts, Social Emotional Learning

#GrowthMindset-Beautiful Oops! | Maria Dismondy

What is the Growth Mindset? If this is your first time here, welcome! This is a 12-week series to help parents and teachers discover hidden gems across the internet that will help them teach Growth Mindset to the children in their lives. What is it? Fixed versus Growth Mindset A fixed mindset means a child […]

Girl Who Never Made MistakesWhat is it? Fixed versus Growth Mindset A fixed mindset means a child believes his or her intelligence is set and that there’s no changing it. With a growth mindset, a child believes persistence and hard work lead to success. Teaching Character, Character Education, Character Development, Growth Mindset Book, Growth Mindset Activities, The Most Magnificent Thing, Beautiful Oops, Determination Quotes, Fixed Mindset

#GrowthMindset-Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon | Maria Dismondy

What is the Growth Mindset? If this is your first time here, welcome! This is a 12-week series to help parents and teachers discover hidden gems across the internet that will help them teach Growth Mindset to the children in their lives. What is it? Fixed versus Growth Mindset A fixed mindset means a child […]

  Teaching Character, Character Education, Character Development, Family Yearbook, Family Video, Keeping A Journal, Create A Family, Family Game Night, Family Memories

What I’ve Learned-Documenting the Journey | Maria Dismondy

I like to call myself the Family Memory Keeper. I document with photography and writing. I am one of those moms who sure does take a lot of pictures. But I don’t feel bad about this. Not one bit. I hardly remember what I did yesterday let alone a year ago. You might suggest I […]

  Teaching Character, Character Trait, Character Development, Hamster Wheel, Areas Of Life, A Decade, New Words, My Favorite Part, To Focus

Word of the Year: Beauty | Maria Dismondy

Beauty was my word for 2020. I wanted to pay attention to the beautiful life that is right in front of me.

  Licensed Counselor, Professional Counseling, Teaching Character, Adopting A Child, Kids Behavior, Mississippi State, Marriage And Family, Character Development, Social Work

Interview-RHETT MCKENZIE | Maria Dismondy

Rhett is a licensed counselor in the state of Alabama. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Mississippi State University, and his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling (MAMFC) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the past 4 years he has worked for Pathways Professional Counseling which is the outreach counseling ministry […]

  Teaching Character, Character Trait, Kid Character, Character Education, Character Development, What Is Kindness, Creative Outlet, Book Authors, Helping Others

Character Education-Kindness | Maria Dismondy

Hello readers and thank you for stopping by my blog Be The Difference. I am a children’s book author and mother to three young children. I am dedicated to spreading the important messages in my books to children around the world. I strive to make a difference in my own home by spending time teaching […]

  Teaching Character, Character Education, Character Development, Child Development, Strong Character, Active Listening, Family Game Night, Latest Books, Parenting Hacks

“MOM are you LISTENING to ME?” ~ The Power of Active Listening | Maria Dismondy

“Mom….Mom! I said I can’t find my other boot! Are you listening to me?” It’s ok, mom. You probably weren’t. You were most likely zipping up a jacket, filling a sippy cup and trying to remember where your keys were. With everything whirling around us these days, the art of Active Listening is something that […]

  Teaching Character, Character Education, Character Development, Family Yearbook, Family Video, Keeping A Journal, Create A Family, Family Game Night, Family Memories

What I’ve Learned-Documenting the Journey | Maria Dismondy

I like to call myself the Family Memory Keeper. I document with photography and writing. I am one of those moms who sure does take a lot of pictures. But I don’t feel bad about this. Not one bit. I hardly remember what I did yesterday let alone a year ago. You might suggest I […]

  Teaching Character, Character Education, Character Development, What Makes A Hero, Family Chore Charts, People Change, Real People, Brad Meltzer, Rosa Parks

#TakingCareThurs-Ordinary People Change the World | Maria Dismondy

About the Book-Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer What makes a hero? Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos answer that question, one great role model at a time. And now you can buy the first four—Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, and Albert Einstein—together in a wonderfully designed slipcase that includes an exclusive, […]

  Book Expo, Running Challenge, Teaching Character, Sibling Relationships, Getting A Puppy, Puppy Names, Family Game Night, Book Signing, Silver Lining

The Year of Covid-19 {The Silver Linings} | Maria Dismondy

The Year of Covid-19. Today I will put my energy into journaling the silver linings that have come out of these hard times.

  Teaching Character, Struggling Readers, Educational Leadership, Online Programs, Character Development, Elementary Education, Reading Comprehension, Textbook, Families

Interview-COLLEEN CARROLL | Maria Dismondy

Dr. Colleen Carroll is an international reading consultant, working with families globally to improve children’s reading by providing parents the support and know-how to help their child. She created Innovative Reading to put the power of helping struggling readers in parents’ hands, so they can assist their child right at home, in just 10 minutes […]

  Teaching Character, Character Education, Character Development, Parenting Articles, Parenting Hacks, New Books, Books To Read, Grieving Mother, Friend Book

Top 10 Parenting Articles | Maria Dismondy

Hi everyone! I’m Mandy Bush and I am the online business manager for Cardinal Rule Press. I am a mother of 2 (son and daughter) and I will be blogging this month on Be the Difference, sharing some fun things with you from the past year. Today I am sharing the top 10 articles that […]

A Flicker of Hope is a great book to teach students about hope and asking for help. I love the free printable that goes with this purposeful read aloud. Elementary Counseling, School Counseling, Elementary Schools, Help Teaching, Teaching Reading, School Of Hope, Growth Mindset Quotes, Character Education, Physical Education

A Flicker of Hope: Teaching Children How to Have Hope and to Ask for Help

A Flicker of Hope: Teaching Children How to Have Hope and to Ask for Help No comments Hope, Julia Cook, Picture Books, Read Aloud, Social Emotional Needs There are two kinds of books that I am constantly seeking out. They include books about individuality and books that help teach resilience and perseverance. So, when the National Center for Youth Issues reached out and asked if I would like to review A Flicker of Hope by Julia Cook, I jumped at the chance. I received this book for free to…

  Character Education Lessons, Teaching Character, Character Development, Child Development, Books To Read, My Books, Book Authors, Honesty, Childrens Books

Character Education-Honesty | Maria Dismondy

Hello readers and thank you for stopping by my blog Be The Difference. I am a children’s book author and mother to three young children. I am dedicated to spreading the important messages in my books to children around the world. I strive to make a difference in my own home by spending time teaching […]

  Teaching Character, Character Education, Character Development, Parenting Articles, Parenting Hacks, New Books, Books To Read, Grieving Mother, Friend Book

Raise a Kind Kid in Six Easy Steps | Maria Dismondy

This video about a grieving mother who lost her six year old in the tragedy of the Sandy Hook massacre really hit me. She is taking time to advocate for love and compassion to be taught in homes. If the shooter had been in a loving environment with compassion being modeled from a very young […]