“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you.”

H. Jackson Browne, Jr.

Integrity: How Families Teach and Live Their Values

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD

We live in an age where integrity often takes a back seat to power and material success ­— where “the end justifies the means” is a mantra for too many adults who influence children.

Nowhere has this mantra played out more publicly than in U.S. politics, where deceit, dishonesty, and relentless bullying from all sides shows children the flip side of integrity.

Whether responding to a stranger’s Facebook post about a social issue or a friend’s unkind comment