We spend so much time taking care of our kids that we sometimes forget what capacity children have for taking care of others. Kids are deeply invested in their local parks, schools, and neighborhoods, so it only makes sense that they would want to do their part to strengthen t.... read more
Despite their reputation for being self-centered creatures, young children are actually quite capable of showing compassion to those who are needy and vulnerable. Isn't it the very young, after all, who cheer the loudest when their heroes inevitably triumph over evil? And isn'.... read more
There’s no doubt that volunteering is, in theory, a wonderful activity and learning experience for children. In practice, though, it can be tricky is to find the right volunteering opportunity for younger children. The cause must be something that compels them: peo.... read more
Teaching children to care about others is one thing; they seem to have a natural inclination towards empathy and compassion, which is part of what makes their little hearts so beautiful. But teaching children to give up something that belongs to them—be it their time, toys, .... read more
Having children is an act of idealism. It’s a statement of faith in the world and in other people. And yet, what a complicated world we bring our kids into. When they are babies, the only things that matter to them are loving arms, nourishment, a cozy place to sle.... read more
Kids Can Change the World! We believe that kids of all ages have the imagination, drive, and ability to come up with innovative ways to change our world for the better. In other words, they have what it takes to be social entrepreneurs. Our definition of social entrepreneur.... read more
Kids love pets. Owning them, petting them, and cuddling them. And, so many pets would benefit from kids taking care of them, particularly those in rescue shelters. The challenge is many facilities require volunteers to be at least 16 years old. So if you have younger kids, whe.... read more
Kids always want stuff. More, more, more! As parents, what do we need to do to raise kids who are not leading the "Gimme Generation" but rather the "Giving Generation?" I haven't met a parent yet who doesn't want to raise a caring kid. In fact, even amidst the tough economi.... read more
As a working parent, it can be difficult to connect with other parents let alone become friends with them, but it isn't an impossible task. Perhaps you have colleagues with same-aged children, but how do you get to know the other parents in your child's school, your neighborho.... read more
Make new friendsAnd keep the oldOne is silver And the other's goldAh, friends. They're worth their weight in gold, and just like gold, you can't have too many of them. At some point in life, you (and your child) are going to find yourselves in a situation where you're feeling .... read more
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