What Do You Value More- Goodness or Grades?

Education is vitally important but being a good person is essential in my book. Like grades, compassion and consideration takes effort and hard work sometimes, especially for young children as they grow up and start to think of others, rather than just themselves. Think of how many adults you know who still do that, and what a better place this world would be if everyone learned compassion and empathy as a child.


Do you value grades over goodness? Do you praise your child for being kind? Was goodness valued in your home as a child? Compassion? Or just grades?