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Inspire Children To Make Positive Decisions


SANTA CLARITA, CA (October 2005) – Success in the future belongs to those who have the strength of character to live a life of service. But many people believe that kids these days can’t learn character—that they either have it or they don’t. In reality, character is built and developed over time, until it is strong and solid enough to make a positive difference in the world.

National Character Counts Week is a perfect opportunity for parents and teachers to get in the habit of inspiring citizen service and building character in their children. According to Edward P. Fiszer, Ed.D., author of Daily Positives: Inspiring Greatness in the Next Generation (Cameo Publications, $16.95, ISBN 0-9744149-8-0), positive actions and decisions must be reinforced repeatedly to make the most impact.

“Inspiration to do the right thing, if consistent, can prime young minds for making positive choices. They can learn the importance of aligning actions with goals, and know that doing good things can make positive changes every day,” says Fiszer, whose book is a collection of meditations on famous inspirational quotes. Parents, counselors, teachers, administrators, and mentors can use the passages in Daily Positives to inspire positive actions and spark meaningful discussions with their students.

“Positive reinforcement is the key to keeping an individual’s thoughts focused on positive outcomes,” says Fiszer. Daily Positives is a tool that all parents and educators can use to build character and influence children to achieve greater success in the future.

Edward P. Fiszer, Ed.D., is principal of Pinetree Community School in Santa Clarita, California and teaches graduate-level courses in education at National University and California State University, Northridge. His extensive background in education has given him a keen familiarity with the power of the written and spoken motivational messages. After incorporating inspirational messages into his school’s daily announcements, Dr. Fiszer has found that brief, key thoughts can encapsulate the deepest yearnings of the heart as well as the highest aspirations of students and adults alike.

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