Archive for December 2012

Nurturing a Spirit of Caring and Generosity in Children

How can we nurture a child’s feelings of empathy and concern for others? At this holiday season, I would like to offer a few thoughts on how we can help nurture in our children a spirit of generosity and concern for others. I cannot write this post, however, without first expressing my deepest condolences to the families…

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Positiveness, Part I: Strengthening Family Relationships

How to engage children’s interests and support their strengths. Most parents would agree that children are likely to thrive in a family atmosphere of “positiveness” – when parents are able to be supportive and encouraging, and nurture in their children positive expectations for their futures. (1) In the daily life of many families, however, positiveness has been eroded.…

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