Tag Archives: empathy

Letters to the Universe

As the coronavirus pandemic crosses the globe, we are learning that while we may be far apart, we are also deeply connected. In this post, we’d like to invite you and your students and families to write letters to our … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Me and You and the Universe!

This month we are giving away a copy of Me and You and the Universe to three lucky readers. This calming and colorful picture book illustrates how we are all connected and teaches children about universality and connectedness and fosters an … Continue reading

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Helping Children Practice Empathy

By Molly Breen Every day we engage in activities that require an assumed social contract or boundary: we stop (mostly) at stop signs, we wait in line at the supermarket, we allow people to walk out of the door before … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Ignite a Sense of Purpose in Children

By Allison Wedell Schumacher If I could, I would raise my daughter in a world without hatred, bigotry, or cruelty. A world where poverty doesn’t exist and all people are equal and respected regardless of gender, sexuality, race, or religion. … Continue reading

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Helping Students Resolve Disagreements with Friends

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends As kids mature, the importance of friendship groups increases. Kids with close friends tend to be better adjusted. The support that comes from friends can … Continue reading

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