Random Acts Of Kindness Can Make Kids More Popular

In the aftermath of Christmas, a parent could be forgiven for thinking that materialism has trumped human kindness. Take heart. Children can easily become kinder and more helpful. And that behavior makes them more positive, more accepting and more popular. At least...

Teaching Your Child Charity

All kids are born with an innate sense of charity and compassion. Sure, it’s easy to lose sight of that fact as we listen to our little ones clamor for the hottest toys, tastiest treats, and trendiest clothes. But if we look closely, the signs are everywhere....

Spoiled Rotten – Why do kids rule the roost?

In 2004, Carolina Izquierdo, an anthropologist at the  University of California, Los Angeles, spent several months with the Matsigenka,  a tribe of about twelve thousand people who live in the Peruvian Amazon. The  Matsigenka hunt for monkeys and parrots, grow yucca...

Are U.S. kids the world’s most spoiled children?

An essay by Elizabeth Kolbert in the New Yorker book review explores the theme of “spoiled” American kids and introduces a new stage of development, new to me at least, called “Adultescence.” Adultescence is defined as extended adolescence, something which we see...
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