Below is an excerpt from the article, “How to support kids’ character and life-skills development through media — and parenting.” Common Sense Media – 3/4/2016. Republished and edited, with permission, by InspireMyKids.com.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “the function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. In honor of his birthday today, IMK has teamed with Common Sense Media to publish their list of media that promote character development. Below are their choices for movies and tv that promote character development.
Having a strong desire to learn or know something — a search for information for its own sake. Actively seeking out challenges and new experiences.
Movies That Inspire Curiosity
TV That Inspires Curiosity
Being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen in your life and taking the time to express appreciation and return kindness.
Movies That Inspire Gratitude
TV That Inspires Gratitude
Persisting in a course of action in spite of obstacles. Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Movies That Promote Perseverance
TV That Promotes Perseverance
Being able to appropriately manage your thoughts, feelings, and impulses. Requires paying attention to your emotions and feelings.
Movies That Promote Self-Control
TV That Promotes Self-Control