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History Can Teach Us Empathy

If everyone had a strong sense of empathy—the ability to share and understand another’s feeling and experiences—the world would be a pretty perfect place. Perhaps we could have avoided slavery, the Holocaust, 9/11, and countless other atrocities and tragedies if we all thought more about one another’s experiences and feelings.  In her recently published parenting book, Unselfie: Why […]

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MLK Day of Rememberance: Teaching Your Kids About the Civil Rights Movement

On Martin Luther King Jr’s Day of Remembrance, many of us reflect on the Civil Rights leader and what he stood for: freedom, justice, and equality for all citizens. Some use the day in service to others, volunteering for food distribution or other community service projects around the area. If you are looking for opportunities […]

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Looking Past the Book Cover: A Lesson in Acceptance

Tonight my 6 year old asked his dad what it meant when people said “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Go ask your mother. I happen to be an early childhood professional at a school where teaching about character development is as (if not more) important as building the academic foundation, so Daddy knows I typically […]

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