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Kindness Counts: Prompting Prosocial Behavior in Preadolescents Boosts Peer Acceptance and Well-Being (PDF)
This study is the first longitudinal experimental intervention of prosocial behavior in preadolescents (‘‘tweens’’), and the first to link a manipulation of a simple helping behavior to increases in sociometric popularity (as assessed by peer reports).
Although most parents and teachers would say they value prosocial behavior in children and want to encourage it, it is important to note that not all prosocial behaviors are equal.
Caring about Caring: What Adults Can Do to Promote Young Children’s Prosocial Skills – Marilou Hyson and Jackie L. Taylor (PDF)
The research we share in this article highlights many ways that children’s prosocial development can be actively promoted without being forced.
This is a collection of activities to cultivate kindness in children.
The idea that individuals who help others incur health benefits themselves suggests a novel approach to improving health while simultaneously promoting greater civic orientation in our society.
This paper aims to explore the growing field of the teaching of mindfulness to young people, looking at its social and policy context, its applications, and other areas of work that it might support and within which it might fit.
This is a wonderful video of Alison Gopnik’s talk at TED, about how babies think and learn.
Samuel Vuchinich, Alan Acock and Isaac Washburn of OSU, as well as Michael Beets and Kin-Kit Li, both former doctoral students at OSU, contributed to this study.
Why is this mindful awareness so universal an ideal goal across our human family? Can we find a common thread that might help us understand the power of this way of being to enhance health, relationships, and well-being?
This paper introduces a model of “mindful parenting” as a framework whereby parents intentionally bring moment-to-moment awareness to the parent–child relationship.
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