Topic | Character building empathy and selflessness

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  • ljarvis
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    My son is 8 absolutely will pick up virtues and lessons from his storybooks and tales. I’m looking for something specifically that can reach him regarding his new attitude of self-centeredness and a lack of empathy. I do realize that much of it is developmental, but I’m hoping to inspire something in our reading time. is there a specific read aloud you have found in your homeschool that really addresses the self-centeredness?

    sarah2106
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    When my boys (and daughter) were about the same age Man of the Family by Ralph Moody was so impactful. I also really enjoyed it. We have read it 3 times now, about 3 years apart and each time even as the kids got older it inspired them to want to do more to help the family as they heard how Ralph (and his siblings) stepped up to help his family.  It is a true story of Ralph growing up.

    It does have some “cowboy” language from a few of the characters. I just skipped the words as I read aloud. It was not overwhelming, and I felt appropriate for the time period and circumstances but like to give a heads up.

    retrofam
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Christian Light and Rod and Staff have a lot of storybooks that teach Biblical morals. I would call them and ask if you aren’t sure which ones to choose. We use the Reading curriculum readers and some storybooks. They are excellent and challenge me daily with their Godly examples.</p>

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