(vs. Tardiness)

Showing respect for others by doing the right thing at the right time

To practice Punctuality I will:

Every summer, The Weltes would plan a trip from Cincinnati, OH to Cocoa Beach, FL to visit relatives. The trip takes about 16 hours by car and they would divide the trip into 2 days, staying in Perry, GA overnight. They always planned to arrive around 2 pm and invariably they would make that time within about 15 minutes each year. It never failed to amaze me how year after year, they were always on time. How did they do it? Planning and flexibility. They had a schedule and stuck to it. If there was construction and it slowed them down, they made up for it with shorter meals and stops. If rainy weather was expected, they left earlier. Being on time governed every decision from the time they left the driveway until they arrived.

This month, how can you use planning and flexibility to be Punctual?

"Time is what we want most but what we use worst." - William Penn

"The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it. " - Ray Kroc


In My School

Educator Bulletin on Punctuality

Activity Pages for Punctuality

Looking At Punctuality Though the Eyes of Trauma

Robin's Reading List

The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.

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