264: Look at the Best Things in Life

Originally Published November 9, 2022: How do we go about rebuilding foundational values and character in society? Tune in because Dr. Christine Van Horn is going to share her experience teaching character to children through programs like Character Club and writing books like “Captain Character” and “Teach Your Children: Timeless Truths in Uncertain Times.” 

  • Teaching Character: Teaching character as the first step, emphasizing the need to address the character problem prevalent in society.
  • Life Skills: Time management, money management, problem-solving, and goal setting are often neglected in modern education.
  • Leading by Example: Adults need to be role models for children, demonstrating the values and behaviors they seek to instill.
  • Encouraging Gratitude and Forgiveness: Gratitude, respect, honor, integrity, truthfulness, and forgiveness are key to character development.
  • Intergenerational Communication: Intergenerational communication within families is important, she encourages older generations to share their stories, experiences, and wisdom with the younger generation. She encourages adults, especially grandparents, to actively mentor younger generations, providing guidance, support, and positive role modeling.


About Dr. Christine Van Horn: Dr. Van Horn is an author, teaching and speaker.  Her goal is to help rebuild foundational values through mentorship and focusing on character in society.  She educates through her books, online teaching and speaking. 


As a retired Certified Emergency Manager with 30 years of experience, she now focuses on character education in society. With degrees in Health, Military Studies, and Christian Theology, she leads the “Character Club” program and authored “Captain Character” books to teach character to children. Inspired by her WWII Veteran father, she aims to bridge the gap between past values and today’s society through books, online teaching, and speaking engagements. Her latest endeavor, “Teach Your Children Timeless Truths in Uncertain Times,” offers an online program for adults and children to learn character traits and life skills together.


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