How we define Character
At Character Lab, we define character as intentions and actions that benefit other people as well as ourselves.
We separate character strengths into three dimensions—heart, mind and will.
Strengths of heart, such as gratitude, enable harmonious relationships with other people. Strengths of mind, such as curiosity, enable independent thinking. Strengths of will, such as grit, enable achievement.
How can we cultivate character?
We believe that helping children develop character is a timeless challenge that requires a modern solution: world-class researchers working with educators and young people to create actionable resources based on science. All our resources are free for use by parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, and anyone else interested in helping kids thrive.
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