We are currently reading a couple of interesting reports written by DEMOS that link early years health and wellbeing outcomes with character traits.

Children’s Perspectives on Family Life

It’s not more education children need, it’s better character

Character and resilience are repeatedly coming up in the wider research about early years development.

So the questions are, what are the ingredients for an intervention that builds resilience and develops good character? What does ‘good’ character mean and is there a universal defination that matchs the aspirations of the families we are working with in Southwark and Lambeth?

David Brooks might have some answers. http://www.ted.com/talks/david_brooks_the_social_animal.html