Cut the complaining – and be happy

Cut the complaining – and be happy

 Articles Kindness means thinking of others and acting in ways that contribute to their happiness. Complaining certainly doesn’t do that.  If you’ve been trying to make kindness part of your family culture and there’s still a lot of complaining, it’s time...
What should you do when your child is not kind?

What should you do when your child is not kind?

 Articles Kindness is the virtue of thinking of others—caring about their feelings, needs, and happiness. In a previous post “Raising Kind Kids: 5 Simple Things You Can Do,” I described how to cultivate kindness in everyday family life.  But what should you do...
Kids glued to screens? Teach them the art of conversation

Kids glued to screens? Teach them the art of conversation

 Articles Tired of asking your kids to put down their phones and look at you when you’re talking with them? Guilty of checking your own phone and half-listening when they’re trying to talk to you? Wish your child didn’t always answer “Nothing” when you ask,...
Raising Kind Kids: 5 simple things you can do

Raising Kind Kids: 5 simple things you can do

 Articles This is the first of a series of articles adapted by Dr Tom Lickona from his new book, How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain, published by Penguin in April. Dr Lickona is a developmental psychologist...
How to raise kind kids – and make family life happier

How to raise kind kids – and make family life happier

 Articles Book review: How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain, by Thomas Lickona. Penguin Books (April 10, 2018) Kindness is not moral confetti that good people sprinkle randomly and benignly. It is not a nice but...

20th World Congress of Family Enrichment

20th World Congress of Family Enrichment19th  & 20th October 2019  Addressed to parents, educators and experts on family education. We expect the participation of 1,200 people from 70 countries around the world.Saturday, October 19th11.00hOpening...
To strengthen schools, start with the family

To strengthen schools, start with the family

 Articles Photo: IFS Report, Strong Families, Successful Schools New research shows family structure is strongly linked to educational success. If your country is anything like mine, you will hear teacher organizations constantly complaining about the...