BraveHeart Children and Teens

by Rod Smith

Principals, teachers, and coaches, in a culture appears to endorse poor manners, selfishness, bullying, I know there are school that promote and teach excellence in manners, respect, and courage.

Please identify, acknowledge, and reward the brave-hearted students among you.

Brave-hearted boys and girls:

  • Tell the truth even if it is inconvenient.
  • Respect and acknowledge adults and afford them due and appropriate respect.
  • Are accepting and helpful to people who are less fortunate, by any measure.
  • Are generous, hospitable, and inclusive.
  • Can think and act alone and yet be an integral part of a community.
  • Are willing to be unpopular so right and good and honesty may prevail.
  • Demonstrate social bravery by doing what is right even in the face of opposition.

If you have a story where a student has demonstrated most of the above please write to me about it (200 words). Include first names only please and the name of the school.

I am grateful to all the readers who contacted me and informed me that my column had moved!

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