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Shame Nation: Must-Read for Restoring Internet Civility

Shame Nation: Must-Read for Restoring Internet Civility

admin October 3, 2017 Comments Off on Shame Nation: Must-Read for Restoring Internet Civility

“The culture of destroying people with the simple stroke of a keyboard has become much more than a fad-it’s the new normal. In today’s digitally-driven world, disaster is only a click away. Don’t assume

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9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

admin September 18, 2017 Comments Off on 9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that teens today are 40 percent less empathetic than those 30 years ago? That is tragic news for our children and society. For starters, it hurts kids’ moral character, and

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100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

admin September 12, 2017 Comments Off on 100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

Films can stir our emotions, spark our curiosity, creating lasting memories, and become portals to other worlds. In some cases, a movie can whip our conscience, shift our perspective, or activate our feelings so

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25 Ways to Help Kids Make Friends and Learn To Collaborate

25 Ways to Help Kids Make Friends and Learn To Collaborate

admin August 9, 2017 Comments Off on 25 Ways to Help Kids Make Friends and Learn To Collaborate

 Empathy Habit #7 COLLABORATION from UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World Empathetic Children Think “Us” Not “Them”: Cultivating Empathy Through Teamwork and Collaboration  Everyone needs friends –– but especially kids. Of

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5 Creative Ways Educators Teach Empathy

5 Creative Ways Educators Teach Empathy

admin April 17, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Creative Ways Educators Teach Empathy

Vanuatu, Tibet, Afghanistan, Denmark, and Armenia: How educators are activating students’ empathy and making a difference! I’m convinced that empathy is the glue that holds a civilized society together, is the best antidote to stop bullying,

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6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

admin November 30, 2016 Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

Just pretend:  The sports season just ended and you and the other parents are bursting with pride watching each child receive a participation trophy with their teammates. Of course, we hate to see our

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A Young Girl Helps Kids with Incarcerated Parents

A Young Girl Helps Kids with Incarcerated Parents

admin October 24, 2016 Comments Off on A Young Girl Helps Kids with Incarcerated Parents

REALITY CHECK: During the past decades, the U.S. prison population skyrocketed, and so did the number of children experiencing the consequences of having a parent incarcerated. From just 1980 to 2000, the number of

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When Parents Behave Badly

When Parents Behave Badly

admin October 17, 2016 Comments Off on When Parents Behave Badly

Solutions I shared on the TODAY show to six VERY bad, ugly parent behaviors that are affecting children’s character THE REALITY CHECK:  • Referees giving parents lollipops are youth hockey games to stop them from yelling at

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Educator Guide for Student Bullying Focus Groups

Educator Guide for Student Bullying Focus Groups

Michele Borba October 5, 2016 Comments Off on Educator Guide for Student Bullying Focus Groups

An essential way to hear student concerns about school safety, their ideas for reducing bullying, creating a safe and caring school, and gathering evidence-based data about bullying is by setting up Student Bullying Focus Groups.

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8 Ways to Nurture Our Adolescents’ Amazing Neuroplastic Brains

8 Ways to Nurture Our Adolescents’ Amazing Neuroplastic Brains

admin October 3, 2016 Comments Off on 8 Ways to Nurture Our Adolescents’ Amazing Neuroplastic Brains

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty years. Over one million

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