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New Research Report: The Children We Mean to Raise | Making Caring Common

New Research Report: The Children We Mean to Raise | Making Caring Common | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Worthwhile report on empathy v happiness. Excellent links to infographic and parenting tips.

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Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others

Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that parents and teachers may be sending kids the wrong message.
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Putting achievement and personal happiness above empathy and care for others.

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How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy

How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
"Nearly a quarter of American adults did not read a single book in the past year." I was eating an apple when I read this this and I gasped and the apple piece got stuck and I ran around trying to fi
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Want to develop greater empathy in students? Get them to read literature.

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The Challenges of Adolescence (and How Parents and Educators Can Help)

The Challenges of Adolescence (and How Parents and Educators Can Help) | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Three recent studies show why we need to divert middle and high school students from values and behaviors that may harm them in adulthood.
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Findings from three studies on social and emotional health of students. Caution on "pseudo-maturity" and the need for more empathy in our children. Some excellent links to studies and resources in article.

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
We need to cultivate empathy in all children, but gender stereotypes -- often reinforced in playrooms -- risk leaving boys, in particular, with a social deficit.
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Some early learning strategies, but we should also look at teaching empathy to older boys, too. 

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Wayne Cox's comment, July 13, 2015 9:20 AM
Something that we have explored with both senior and junior health classes.
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Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
My most important back-to-school supply doesn't fit in a backpack, and it can't be ordered online. It's as essential as a pencil, but unlike a pencil, no technology can replace it. In a sense, like a
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Importance of empathy in the classroom.

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