Compassion is one of the 12 traits of social responsibility. A compassionate person feels or shows sympathy and concern for others. A compassionate person is open-minded and tries to understand other people’s personal situations.

Children who understand others’ perspectives found to be more popular among peers

2018-04-29T12:44:56+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Compassion, Psychology, Relationships, Respectfulness|

Preschoolers and school-age children who are good at identifying what others want, think, and feel are more popular in school than their peers who aren't as socially adept. That's the conclusion of a new meta-analysis--a type of study that looks at the results of many different studies--out of Australia.   The study was done at [...]

Surprising Connections Between Our Well-Being and Giving, Getting, and Gratitude

2018-04-29T12:45:56+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Benevolence, Compassion, Generosity, Money, Psychology, Relationships|

We all know that getting a good night's sleep is good for our general health and well-being. But new research is highlighting a more surprising benefit of good sleep: more feelings of gratitude for relationships.   "A plethora of research highlights the importance of getting a good night’s sleep for physical and psychological well-being, yet [...]

Teaching Acceptance and Understanding for Individuals with Limitations

2018-04-29T12:46:38+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Awareness, Compassion, Education, Fairness, Parenting, Relationships, Respectfulness|

On my way into work today, I was listening to a local morning program talk about a situation occurring in a local town regarding trick or treating. A parent reportedly posted flyers throughout the neighborhood asking families practice “responsible parenting” and to provide only certain types of candy to all children on Halloween given her [...]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…of Faith and Family?

2018-04-29T12:47:44+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Compassion, Religion|

“Daaad, not another lame speech about hidden meanings. It’s just a cool movie.”   I’m a parent that works hard to avoid that response in the form of an eye roll. I also want to use current interests to connect faith to real life with my kids.   The idea is to have something fun [...]

The Compassion of a Child

2018-03-09T00:38:41+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Compassion, Health|

Compassion is one of the most important things you can teach your child. If you can teach them to have feelings for someone else's pain or recognize the needs of others, you have given them a priceless gift. How can we show compassion? We live in a world where the number one rule seems to [...]

Teaching Compassion to Children

2018-03-09T00:38:46+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Compassion, Health, Parenting|

Teaching compassion to your children should not be an occasional thing, or something to be mentioned only when they misbehave. Instead, incorporate these lessons into their daily lives and make sure to always lead by example. Teaching compassion to children is extremely important as it prevents bullying or aggression and makes them reasonable and well [...]