The Ridgefield Prevention Council writes this article every other week through the generosity of The Ridgefield Press. In an ongoing series about The 40 Developmental Assets, #29 is Honesty.
Honest people are trustworthy, sincere, and genuine. They display dignity and earn respect from peers and others in the community. Although telling the truth is not always easy, teaching young people the value of honesty, is important. Without it, dishonest habits, such as lying and cheating, can become a big problem. Honesty is crucial for success in all areas of life, including relationships, school, and jobs.