/Benevolence

Benevolence is one of the 12 traits of social responsibility. A benevolent person is well-meaning and kind. A benevolent person tries their best be a good-natured person at all times.

Small Favors Can Yield Large Returns, Study Finds

Many people hold the door open for strangers. But what do people give in return?   Neuroscientists at the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC have found the door holder’s effort is a key factor in whether someone returns a favor or says “thank you.”   If the door holder made a high effort by [...]

How to Help Kids with Self-Esteem

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

School bullying linked to lower academic achievement, research finds

A study that tracked hundreds of children from kindergarten through high school found that chronic or increasing levels of bullying were related to lower academic achievement, a dislike of school and low confidence by students in their own academic abilities, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.   While pop culture often [...]

Ways to Help Your Child Cope with Racism

Children mostly experience racism in school. It can take any form, with the most common being physical threats, name calling,teasing, being excluded, and cyber bullying targeting ethnic/racial differences such as cultural practices. Racism can have long-term effects on a child -- thus it’s a necessity for parents to address the issue. Below are some ways [...]

Parents, Talk to Your Children About Racism

A song in the musical "South Pacific" makes a powerful statement about racism, "You've Got to Be Taught." The overall message is that children are not born with racial hatred or even bias, it is something that is taught by parents and elders. In my opinion, this is absolutely true. Growing up as a white [...]

Bullying – How to not be bullied online or in person.

Bullying - How to not be bullied online or in person. By Lou Scotti   Why are some children and adults more susceptible to bulling? How can we develop a protective shield against bullying?   No matter what form abuse or bullying takes it creates pain. Depending on our Emotional Memory of early childhood and [...]

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is often called “Online Harassment” and may take many forms: sending offensive private messages, sharing offensive gossips that may harm a person, stealing login details in order to publish offensive posts pretending to be the victim, pretending to be another person in order to contact the victim and make some harm, sharing intimate pictures [...]