Sharing a great article  from commonsensemedia.org for teaching character to kids of all ages using media and tech written by Sierra Filucci  This might be worth sharing with your parents just before the holidays.
As parents, we have many hopes for our kids. We want them to grow up to live happy, successful lives. We hope they’ll find love, maybe have kids of their own, and pursue their dreams. But at the bottom of all these wishes is the hope that our kid turns into a decent human being — someone who is kind, respectful, and honest.

How do you bolster these strengths as well as teach key skills such as teamwork, communication, and perseverance? For the most part, kids will learn these things by following your example and through experience gained at school and in their communities. But media is another entry point. Since movies, TV shows, books, video games, and social media are such a huge part of kids’ lives, it makes sense that kids can learn important lessons about character through media.

Here are some specific things you can do or say to reinforce character: Read the full article 

Watch sports.
Share social media.
Expand your horizons.
Play video games together.
Take a time-out.

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