This lesson exposes students to the research illustrating the benefits of gratitude, and suggests activities to help students develop a habit of expressing gratitude.
When children can grasp another’s perspective, they are more likely to be empathetic, anticipate the other’s behavior or thinking, handle conflicts peacefully, be less judgmental, value differences, speak up for those who are victimized, and act in ways that are more helpful, comforting, and supportive of others.
Citizenship can be one of the more difficult Pillars of Character to define and teach.
The difference between successful and unsuccessful people often lies in how they view their mistakes.
Find ways to use these simple moral-building principles in everyday moments with your children.
Over and over, researchers are finding that empathy is the cornerstone for becoming a happy, well-adjusted, successful adult. Studies show that possessing empathy also makes children more likable, more employable, better leaders, and more conscience-driven.
Wins and losses should not be the most important thing to focus on in youth sports.
The truth is, kids don’t learn how to be kind from reading about it in a textbook, but from doing kind deeds. The more children witness or experience what it feels like to give, the more likely they will develop a charitable spirit.
An important but often neglected aspect of respect is listening to what others say.
Here are five of the most creative ways adults around the world are cultivating children’s empathy to create a world where their kids think WE, not ME.