Raising good humans
At a time when teachers are reporting an increase in bullying and anxiety
These skills are essential to children’s ability to positively contribute to the world and to their academic success. Research suggests that the better kids understand themselves, the more able they are to be empathetic and understand others. Teaching empathy can help combat bullying, peer cruelty, and the mental health epidemic.
Me: A Kid’s Diary gives kids a safe place to tell their stories, express their identities and feelings, and to document the world around them. Kids can respond to 100s of questions about their feelings and preferences, their families, friends, schools, and homes to create vibrant, dynamic self-portraits in photos, GIFs, pictures, words, and recordings. As they play and create, kids build self-awareness, self-confidence, empathy, and kindness.
Below you'll find more resources for supporting your child's social and emotional growth.
Tips and resources
- Teaching your child emotional agility, The New York Times
- How to raise kinder, less entitled kids, Washington Post
- Teaching character to kids of all ages, Common Sense Media
- How parents can cultivate empathy in children, Harvard University
- Why kids need to journal, Parent.co
- Learning social emotional skills in the 21st century, PBS
- Emotion coaching, University of California at Berkeley
- Teaching your child to identify and express emotions, Vanderbilt University
- Raising race-conscious children, A Cup of Jo
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