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.

Research shows bias toward adopting children of certain ethnic, racial backgrounds

2018-04-29T12:30:27+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Benevolence, Compassion, Courageousness, Fairness, Parenting|

As America continues to adopt more children internationally than any other country, hundreds of thousands of children in the U.S. - most of whom are children of color - sit in foster care awaiting adoption. Though some Americans express a desire to adopt non-white children, even they have limitations when it comes to adopting children [...]

The power of thank you: UGA research links gratitude to positive marital outcomes

2018-04-29T12:29:45+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Benevolence, Communicativeness, Generosity, Health, Relationships|

A key ingredient to improving couples' marriages might just be gratitude, according to new University of Georgia research.   The study was recently published in the journal Personal Relationships.   "We found that feeling appreciated and believing that your spouse values you directly influences how you feel about your marriage, how committed you are to [...]

School bullying linked to lower academic achievement, research finds

2018-04-29T12:27:26+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Benevolence, Conscientiousness|

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 [...]

How to Help Kids with Self-Esteem

2018-03-09T01:52:29+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Benevolence, Education|

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?

Ways to Help Your Child Cope with Racism

2018-03-09T01:38:03+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Benevolence, Education, Parenting|

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 [...]

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

2018-03-09T01:32:47+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Benevolence, Communication, Entertainment, Psychology, Relationships, Technology|

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

2018-03-09T01:32:47+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Benevolence, Technology|

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 [...]

Don’t want to raise a psychopath? Be sensitive to a child’s distress

2018-04-29T12:42:07+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Benevolence, Compassion, Health, Psychology|

How do you stop a child, especially one who has experienced significant adversity, from growing up to be a psychopath? Responsive, empathetic caregiving – especially when children are in distress – helps prevent boys from becoming callous, unemotional adolescents, according to a new Tulane University study of children raised in foster care.   The research, [...]