Are You Raising Nice Kids? #Empathy #Parenting

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(The following post Are You Raising Nice Kids?A Harvard Psychologist Gives Five Ways To Raise Them To Be Kind by Amy Joyce recently appeared on washingtonpost.com. To view it i its original format click on the link below.)

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 the Making Caring Common project, aimed to help teach kids to be kind.

I know, you’d think they are or that parents are teaching that themselves, right? Not so, according to a new study released by the group. (Chat with Weissbourd here.)

About 80 percent of the youth in the study said their parents were more concerned with their achievement or happiness than whether they cared for others. The interviewees were also three times more…

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