Dr. Robyn Silverman answers one reader’s question about teaching her child integrity:

I caught my 6 year old son Danny in his first lie the other day.  He told me he had his jacket on as he called to me before going outside to play with the boy next door.  When I looked outside, there he was with no jacket in sight.  How do I get him to do what is right and honest instead of what is easiest and fastest? — Amy H, Youngstown. OH

Integrity Quotes:

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” –W. Clement Stone

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” –Thomas Paine

John C. MacDonald once said; “Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself.”

“Character and integrity are inextricably intertwined.  Character reflects a personal set of values. Integrity is the grit to uphold them.” — Dr. Robyn Silverman

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.”  –Alan Simpson

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.” — Unknown

Ask Dr. Robyn: How can I teach my child integrity? is a post from: Dr. Robyn Silverman – Child Development Specialist, Body Image Expert, Success Coach & the Creator of the Powerful Words Character Development System

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