Parenting with a Story Podcast | Real-life lessons in character for parents and children to share


Tell a young person what to do – play fair, be yourself, stick to the task at hand – and most will tune you out. But show them how choices and consequences play out in the real world, and the impact will be far more effective and long lasting. Based on interviews with over 100 people from around the world and from all walks of life as they reflect on their most profound and unexpected moments of clarity about who they are and how they should treat others. The lessons help teach 23 powerful character traits that will help your child grow into the adult you’ll be proud to call your own. Character Traits include: ambition, open-mindedness, creativity, curiosity & learning, courage, integrity, self-reliance, grit, hard work, self-confidence, money & delayed gratification, health, positive mental attitude, dealing with loss, kindness, patience, fairness & justice, humility, respect for others, friendship, social intelligence, forgiveness & gratitude, appreciation of beauty.


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Episode 2: Self-reliance in Missouri

July 18th, 2014

Meet a 9-year-old boy from small town Missouri who learned a life-changing lesson about self reliance.   The post Episode 2: Self-reliance in Missouri… Go to Episode

Episode 1: Finding the Courage to Pursue Your Dreams

July 16th, 2014

This story of an 80-year-old man and his 75-year-old dream will help you (and your loved ones) finally muster the courage to pursue your dreams. The post… Go to Episode