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Character Profile: John and Elaine Hansen

John and Elaine Hansen are typical mid-class American parents. They are firm with their children, but also understand that kids will indeed be kids. Together they provide Davey and Sally with all the love and understanding they could need. John is a businessman, and Elaine is a stay-at-home mom. The Hansens are fortunate to have a nice home, a jeep, and a van.

John and Elaine Hansen communicate with their children.

bullet People can't buy forgiveness ("Not for Sale")
bullet Talk openly about Grandmother Hansen's death ("Happy Easter")
bullet Discuss their own mistakes with their children ("Chicken")
bullet Let the children know they are loved equally ("The Lemonade Stand")

John and Elaine Hansen enjoy taking their children on special outings.

bullet To the top of a mountain ("The Bridge")
bullet Up a tram to a playground ("All Alone")
bullet On a tour of a cave ("Lost in a Cave")
bullet Skiing and sledding ("Not for Sale")
bullet On vacation ("Sudden Storm")
bullet Scuba diving ("Jeep in the Deep")

John and Elaine Hansen are forgiving when their children make mistakes.

bullet When Davey loses his father's skis ("Not for Sale")
bullet When Davey runs away to join the circus ("Runaway")
bullet When Davey skates on thin ice and falls through ("New Skates")
bullet When Davey cheats on a test ("Kookaburra")

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to a new generation of children in lively and engaging ways.


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