Courage is one of the 12 traits of social responsibility. A courageous person is not deterred by danger or fear. A courageous person is brave and stands up for what they believe in.

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 [...]

Fearless children show less empathy, more aggression, research finds

2018-04-29T12:27:59+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Compassion, Courageousness|

Preschool-aged children who demonstrate fearless behavior also reveal less empathy and more aggression towards their peers. This has been shown in a new study that was carried out at the University of Haifa's Faculty of Education.   "The results of this study show that fearless behavior in children can be identified and is related to [...]

Overconfidence Among Teenage Students Can Stunt Crucial Reading Skills

2018-04-29T12:41:34+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Conscientiousness, Courageousness, Education, Psychology|

Too much confidence among teenage students can be harmful. In a study that reinforces the danger of indiscriminately bolstering a child's self esteem -- whether the child earns that distinction or not -- the results show a clear connection between overconfident students and low reading comprehension, and suggest recommendations for parents and teachers.   "While [...]

Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse

2018-04-29T12:49:59+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Courageousness, Uncategorized|

To understand how confidence in parenting may predict parenting behaviors in women who were abused as children, psychologists at the University of Rochester have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more critical of their ability to parent successfully. Intervention programs for moms at-risk, therefore, should focus on bolstering mothers’ [...]

Parenting after the death of a child a difficult balancing act: York U study

2018-04-29T12:50:27+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Communicativeness, Courageousness, Parenting|

One of the tough challenges a parent faces when a child dies is to learn how to parent the surviving children, and the task begins immediately, according to York University psychology professor Stephen Fleming.   From the moment their child dies, parents are faced with the two extremes of loss and life – the suffocating [...]