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Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind | Momfulness | Scoop.it

Think your kids are being raised to be kind? Think again. A Harvard researcher and psychologist has 5 ways to train your child to be kind and empathetic.

 

Earlier this year, I wrote about teaching empathy, and whether you are a parent who does so. The idea behind it is from Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs theMaking Caring Common project, aimed to help teach kids to be kind

 

1. Make caring for others a priority...

2. Provide opportunities for children to practice caring and gratitude...

3. Expand your child’s circle of concern...

4. Be a strong moral role model and mentor...

5. Guide children in managing destructive feelings..


By Amy Joyce 


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Seven ways to teach your children mindfulness

Seven ways to teach your children mindfulness | Momfulness | Scoop.it

Here are seven practices that you can do with young children, to help bring mindfulness into your home.


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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:57 PM

Practical tips for helping children learn to live more mindfully

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Helping children respond to death

Helping children respond to death | Momfulness | Scoop.it
One woman has devoted her life to supporting young people as they grieve, writes Julie Power.

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American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, September 6, 2013 3:28 PM

Grieving children need healthy ways to respond to death.  Grieving children should be treated openly and allowed to express themselves.  It is when grieving children are prevented from allowing to mourn or express themselves that psychological maladies can develop that will affect them for the rest of their lives.

#grievingchildren


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Kid Activities | Random Acts of Kindness

Kid Activities | Random Acts of Kindness | Momfulness | Scoop.it
1000's of Ideas for Childcare Professionals & Teachers!


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great ideas for teching children about kindness...

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75 Books That Build Character

75 Books That Build Character | Momfulness | Scoop.it
75 Books That Build Character

All these books build character, teach lessons, have messages or open the floor for discussions without being preachy . Click through titles for full reviews.

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Great list of books that teach values...thank you http://pinterest.com/KCummingsPipes/

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10 Tools for Raising happy healthy children

10 Tools for Raising happy healthy children | Momfulness | Scoop.it
Follow these tips to raise a healthy, happy child. Some tips may be hard work, others may come naturally, but after you've covered the ten bases, you can stop stressing about the rest and get on being a great parent and enjoying your child.
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great article with advice you don't hear everyday...

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Mom’s love good for child’s brain | Washington University in St. Louis

Mom’s love good for child’s brain | Washington University in St. Louis | Momfulness | Scoop.it

Mom's love good for Children's Brains

School-age children whose mothers nurtured them early in life have brains with a larger hippocampus, a key structure important to learning, memory and response to stress. 

The new research, by child psychiatrists and neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is the first to show that changes in this critical region of children’s brain anatomy are linked to a mother’s nurturing. 


Read Summary here. Read full text: Maternal support in early childhood predicts larger hippocampal volumes at school age

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The importance of maternal nurtuing has been long proven for rats and primates, and now we know that children who experience nurturing in their early years have a larger hippocampus, by 10%. This is actually a followup study on a study on depression in preschoolers when they were ages 3 to 5. Brain images of these same children were taken when they were between 7 and 10. They evaluated the degree of maternal nuturance when the children were younger and compared the results to the brain imaging. .  This  study suggests a clear link between nurturing and the size of the hippocampus. 

What's the hippocampus? One of the most important parts of the human brain especially since it sits right in the middle of our animal brain (limbic system) which is involved in managing emotion, threat detection, behavior, motivation and memory.  Amy Fuller PhD


Hat tip to Donald Cooper for posting this on the Achieve Balance Linked Group


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