Webinar: “Raising Caring and Happy Children” – Monday, October 3, 7 p.m.
“Raising Caring and Happy Children”
Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m.
featuring Making Caring Common Director Richard Weissbourd
OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC – Registration Required
Today’s culture as well as parents and schools tend to be intensely focused on children’s happiness and achievements. But the preoccupation with these two aspects of individual success – and the constant praising of children that goes with it – can undermine children’s capacity to care for others and their investment in the common good. Further, concentrating so much on achievement and happiness risks making kids not only less caring, but ironically, less happy and less likely to achieve at high levels. This talk will explore these current trends and provide concrete strategies for raising caring, justice-minded children who are also happy and able to pursue meaningful achievement.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common (MCC) project is a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising and to provide strategies to schools and parents for promoting in children caring, a commitment to justice and other key moral and social capacities. MCC Director Richard Weissbourd is also a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Moorestown Friends School is partnering with Making Caring Common as part of its strategic priority to create an inclusive school community rooted in our Quaker mission and values.