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Moral Development in Children

Morality is the ability to know the difference between right and wrong and make wise choices. But how do children learn this ability to be good and wise? At Sacred Heart, for example, being “good and wise” is valued every bit as much as excelling academically. The administration and faculty put time and thought into planning practical ways that students can develop a healthy sense of morality and support the courage it may take to make a “wise choice.”   

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Spiritual Development

Columbia University psychologist Lisa Miller, in an exhaustive review of psychological and neurological research, found that children raised with a well-developed spiritual life are happier, more optimistic, more flexible, and better prepared to face life’s challenges. Miller writes in her book, The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving, “There is no single factor that will protect your adolescent like a personal sense of spirituality.”   

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