Getting a GRIP on Character
An Adventure-Based Education Resource - Pre-K through 8th Grade by Rebecca Short
Getting a GRIP on CHARACTER is a complete resource designed for teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone who has a role in working with children.
Using the metaphor that life is like rock climbing, children learn to get a grip on the 7 Handholds of Character—respect, responsibility, courage, perseverance, honesty, trustworthiness, and caring.
The 7 Handholds of Character
Lessons That Will Last a Lifetime
Getting a GRIP on CHARACTER provides practical, fun, and engaging opportunities for students to learn and practice good character. Lessons that will last a lifetime!
One-page lesson plans
Short inspiring stories
Lists of sayings and books for each character quality
Community service projects
Team building games
Books Available at
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Books can also be purchased at the inspire Rock Climbing Gym Pro Shop
403 E. Louetta Spring, TX 77373
Note: schools, churches, and non-profits will receive a discount by calling Dorrance Publications at: (800) 788-7654
What People Are Saying About the Book
“This is an extremely well-written book with so many resources to help children understand the importance of character traits such as respect, honesty, responsibility, and caring. The stories
and activities are presented in such a way as to inspire and open the way for conversations. I would highly recommend it for any parent, grandparent, or teacher who wants to help a child reach his full potential in life.”
Penny Ward, Businesswoman
About the Author
The "Get a Grip Grandma"
Born and raised in the Panhandle of Texas, Rebecca Short has worked as a clinical specialist, instructor, and administrator in nursing. Although a nurse by profession, Rebecca is best known as a motivational speaker, teacher, and co-founder of Rock Solid Character.