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Character Traits We Want In Our Kids – How To Be A Better Parent2017-08-16T01:12:29+00:00
WE WANT FOR OUR KIDS

52 Character Traits We Want In Our Kids

GetConectDad began as a fatherhood guide for my kids but has quickly become a place where 100,000 people read, visit, share, and collaborate on all of our platforms each month. 400+ parent/writers from dozens of countries have joined this adventure and contribute stories, advice, comments, tweets, and support for this community.  We are focused on identifying the character traits that are important for our kids.

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Most of our writing centers around “52 Character Traits We Want In Our Kids”; however, other topics are spread throughout the site. Here i the list of character traits we are writing on.

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