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Raising Future Decision Makers: Ten Keys to Ethical Choices in Everyday Life

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. is a nationally recognized expert in the field of moral education and has written extensively on that topic. In this recording of a community teaching call, he discusses raising ethical children of character and share ten keys to leading your children to ethical choices in everyday life:


CHILDREN OF CHARACTER:  Leading Your Children to Ethical Choices in Everyday Life



  1. Set Ethical Parenting Goals
  2. Be a Moral Model
  3. Have Age-appropriate Expectations
  4. Demonstrate Unconditional Love
  5. Discipline with Consequences not Punishments
  6. Look for Teachable Moments
  7. Share Moral Aphorisms
  8. Have the Kind of Friends You Want Your Kids to Have
  9. Make Ethical Behavior a Family Affair
  10. Teach Your Children That Life Has Meaning


Rabbi Reuben served as Senior Rabbi of Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist congregation in Pacific Palisades for 28 years and is currently Rabbi Emeritus.

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