Category: Raising Kids

Civics; Inspiring Youth to Lay Claim to Their Citizenship

Wait a minute!  Did you just yawn and shift in your seat at the very sight of the word civics?  Memories of boring classes and dry material come back to us.  I remember a fear of

Youth in Crisis; Providing Support for LGBTQ Youth

“If everyone knew and understood the difficulties and consequences for the lack of sexual health education for youth, and if they understood what it is like to be discriminated against, stripped of their rights, or

Tuning Down Greed: A Model for Us and Our Kids

The thing about greed is that we swim with it all the time and we seem to be unprepared to deal with the consequences of kissing it on the nose.

A Poisoned Well; Turning Back the Tide of Prejudice

by Robert Kenneth Jones I was aware of prejudice when I was growing up in Danville, Illinois during the 1950’s.  Not that Danville was dissimilar to anywhere else nor that the decade of McCarthyism was

Why Honor Matters; Revitalizing an ancient virtue in today’s classroom

While the idea of honor may seem outdated, Robert Kenneth Jones makes a convincing case why it’s still critical to modern society. Properly channeled, honor encourages virtues like courage, integrity, and solidarity, and gives a sense

Honesty and Truth; Not Out-of-Date or Old Fashioned

We must risk being vulnerable enough to admit our mistakes and own our deceptions. Handling the truth is much easier in the long run than trying to handle a lie.

A Rising Tide of Hate; What You Do Matters

The opposite of hate is not love. The opposite of hate is the realization of our common humanity and the action we should take is to find common ground.

Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids?

To turn the tide, Growing Leaders is working with 5,000 public schools, universities, civic organizations, sports teams and corporations across the country and internationally to help turn young people — particularly those 16 to 24 — into leaders.

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