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Leslie Backkart

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The teaching of kindness, compassion and empathy.

Should our children be taught, without using religion, a defined feeling or emotion in having compassion, empathy and extending kindness onto others? Education to stimulate the mind is great, but stimulate something within their hearts. Children today don't seem to place the shoes of others onto their own feet. I fear we are raising a very unsocial and self motivated, self gratifying generation of children. What are your thoughts?

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    Jul 23 2013: Research on the positive effect of class projects and after-school activities that develop compassion continues to grow. Scouts, church groups, and programs like GenerationOn’s Kids Care Clubs provide excellent ways for children to learn skills and practice compassion in their communities. Resources abound for adult leaders and classroom teachers to help implement meaningful hands-on service projects, locally, nationally, and globally.

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