October 21, 2019


Why do parents encourage their children to play baseball, soccer, or any other sport? Why, for years, did my husband drive our daughter Lucy to viola lessons? 

We know that most kids won’t grow up to go pro or make their living playing...

September 23, 2019


Joseph Daniel (J.D.) Unwin was a British ethnologist and social anthropologist at Oxford and Cambridge whose definitive work was the research he did with 80 primitive tribes and six known civilizations over a long period of time. The...

August 14, 2019

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How new research on social media, mindfulness, and work can help you.

Each year there are over 100 new studies in the science of character. At the VIA Institute on Character, in addition to catalyzing studies and supporting re...

July 6, 2019

Source - Character Lab

When you walk into the Character Lab office, the very first thing you’ll see are the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Intelligence plus character—that is the true goal of education.”

The quote comes from an essay King...

June 15, 2019

The good news about today’s youth: 7 positive trends show them behaving more virtuously than earlier generations

Source: Good News Network

Have teens gotten a bad rap in recent years? They are typically characterized as self-involved, reckles...

May 16, 2019

Contributed by Myrna Lapres

Today, almost one-half the world’s population is 25 years old or younger. Ready or not, they will lead our world into the future. Members of Generation Y (Millennials born between 1984-2000) and Generation Z (Cent...

January 7, 2019

Every parent knows the difference a year makes in the development and maturity of a young child. A one-year-old is barely walking while a two-year-old gleefully sprints away from you. A four-year-old is always moving, always imagining, alwa...

November 6, 2018


They improve kids’ behavior too!

When children do household jobs, you—and they—get much more than clean dishes or a crumb-free floor. In her book The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever—And What to Do...

October 12, 2018

Credit to Turning Halloween Green

When I first heard of the “trick or treat” phenomenon as an young adult newcomer to the USA, I was feeling uncomfortable to say the least. Once I had children of my own, as a family, we either left home or t...

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