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Character education over school grades

<Character education over school grades> is a message for your home education from Yong-tae Lee, the former CEO of Trigem Computer who transformed himself from an "IT pioneer" to a "character education evangelist".

This book offers lessons on: how to raise children, the wisdom of living in harmony with other people, how to manage oneself and wisdom in solving problems.

In this book, Lee says that one’s school record does not determine whether one will be happy. Rather, it guides readers on how to properly manage, embrace and form a positive self-image while living harmoniously with others.

Of course, as one reads the book, one can recognize that the book covers just the basics of the basics. It lists rites of passage that one may encounter while growing up: drawing the line between personal and professional matters, managing failures, passion, potentials and time, etc.

Not every rule in this world is learned automatically just because one grows older. Some rules are known to all, but still need to be learned properly. This book will provide you with a new way of educating your children.


My children changed by the stories with lessons

(a collection of journals from Lee’s character education HPM participating families)

Bullying, teenagers with behavior problems, depression, suicide...

All of these are the ugly realities for many teenagers of today, the result of their mothers' unconditional, obsessive passion with getting them into top colleges and standing first in the class. As competition at school intensifies, children become stressed because of their schoolwork. Some become heartless, and are even vulnerable to suicide. Parents also have complaints. They complain that children these days are rude and selfish, they lack determination, and they treat adults like their servants.

What is the root of these problems?

The author strongly argues that it springs from a lack of character education. Of course, it's not that mothers are not aware of the importance of character education. The question is how character education is provided.

Often parents have no idea what to teach, and may not even know where to start. Character education is a type of education that is usually done through conversations at the dinner table at home, so it is hard to ask anyone for advice. That's why parents tend to believe that their children will somehow figure it out as they grow older. They think that all that matters is to get good grades, and that time will solve all the issues with character education. Then, they just stay busy yelling things at their children like "all you need to do is to be the top in school" or "all I want you to do is to go to the best college."

This book presents a fundamental solution to the issue.

Countless books on character education are already available. However, there are no other books that have introduced such detailed practice methods of character education, or tested them out in our everyday lives.


I want to be a good mom


<I want to be a good mom> talks about how young moms can be good mothers. A good mom is one that teaches her children how to live life in a natural way with few problems, so that they are guided to become mature human beings. Teaching a child how to live his or her life is called life education or character education. Strictly speaking, life education has a broader meaning than character education. But in this book, both are used in the same context.

Today, we desperately need character education that teaches people to live in harmony with others and develop a mature, self-controlling attitude and habits. This book provides the methods and the tools. When mothers read stories from this book to their children, they will naturally learn how to live their lives as good human beings.


Building one habit a month

This book is a collection of easy and fun stories about the 34 virtues that are essential for raising a child that will become a happy and successful person with great leadership abilities. It is important to have both a well-rounded character and a great deal of knowledge to live a happy life. Knowledge is taught at school but character is developed at home. This book is a parent’s tool for character education.