Edited version of an article first published by Aleteia.
All parents want what’s best for their children. That may include sending them to the best schools, giving them quality clothes and healthy food, and other good and worthy things that can depend on our budget. One thing we should all want for our children, and which is totally independent of money, is virtue: the habit of putting good values into practice.
One of the many virtues we need to help them cultivate is courage. Often when we think of this virtue, we think of grown-up examples. However, grown-up heroes and everyday courageous adults don’t come out of nowhere. They start as courageous children. That’s right: kids can practise this virtue too.