"Character can't be taught like a lesson in school; it's mostly learned by observing." --Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg
Building Resilience in Children and Teens
I highly recommend checking out Kenneth Ginsburg's website Fostering Resilience.
Dr. Ginsburg's books suggest ways to help prepare children to thrive in good times and bad, by focusing on the 7 C's for resilience: competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control. His free, online practical tips for youth and adults build and support the skills of resilience. You don't even have to be, or have, a child to benefit from his expertise.