Counselor's Corner

Trustworthy Students
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Trustworthy students. . . . .

• are honest; don't deceive, cheat, or steal

• are reliable and do what they say they'll do

• have the courage to do the right thing

• have a good reputation

• are loyal - stand by their family, friends and country

During February we will be emphasizing the Character Counts Pillar of Trustworthiness. Watch for trustworthy behavior at home as we will be doing the same at school. We’ll be discussing such ideas as being honest, being reliable, being loyal, being on time, being a good friend, and doing the right thing. When you are trustworthy, others will respect you and want to be your friend.
I always refer to trustworthiness as the Friendship Pillar because where would a friendship be without trust?  At Brannen, we talk about the Trustworthiness Pillar being the Friendship Pillar since trustworthiness is a crucial ingredient in a healthy friendship.

Children who are skilled at making friends usually have a healthy self-esteem, tend to be happy, and feel better about themselves.
Children won’t make friends by staying cooped up in their room.
Encourage your child to join after school activities, visit a classmate
after school or on the weekend, or invite someone to your house.
Good communication between you and your child will tell you how well he or she is getting along with his/her friends.
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