If you’re a parent and… you’re teaching kindness

Posted by on August 4, 2014.

New research from Harvard’s Making Caring Common Project offers suggestions on how to raise kind children.

I read this with interest because recently, in a deep conversation about our strengths and weaknesses as parents, I shared with a friend that my biggest hope for my child is she be kind.

August 1 Friday Links Library

Posted by on August 1, 2014.

The Friday Links Library has been enjoying its summer vacation. We’re back this week with a short edition…

 

  • Yesterday was Harry Potter’s (and J. K. Rowling’s) birthday, marking 16 years since readers first met the boy wizard. A recent study suggests that reading Harry Potter makes children more empathetic or tolerant toward minority groups or people unlike themselves.