Archive for the ‘Education/Raising Children’ Category

Sunday Review, The New York Times
By Adam Grant
Illustration by Aurélie Guillerey

I’m sharing an excellent piece by Adam Grant about the importance of teaching children how to have healthy disagreements, rather than shielding them from any discord. It is a salient point for child rearing, but also for creating a company culture where we prize healthy and hearty debate and learn to listen and think critically. At KIND, we strive to create a culture in which people are comfortable disagreeing with me – and with each other. We know that these debates are never personal, and they often help us arrive on the best solution for the team and company.

When Wilbur and Orville Wright finished their flight at Kitty Hawk, Americans celebrated the brotherly bond. The brothers had grown up playing together, they had been in the newspaper business together, they had built an airplane together. They even said they “thought together.” [Read more →]

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It never crossed my mind that an idea that began to take shape years ago to heal divisions among nations would be as urgently needed to bridge divides within our own country.

Today, I am proud to announce how Empatico will help address the major challenges that our nation and world face in terms of growing alienation, hatred, and the inability to listen to one another.

Fifteen years ago, as I was traveling across the Middle East and the world to build a grassroots Movement to amplify the voice of Israeli and Palestinian moderates, I was struck by a concern shared by everyone with whom I spoke. Each side felt that their people was misunderstood and mischaracterized. Tensions were at an all-time high, but it was clear that each group’s desire was similar: Muslim, Christian or Jew, Arab or Israeli, secular or religious, they wanted to tell their stories and where they were coming from. They wanted to be treated with dignity and respect. [Read more →]

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After a group of 5th grade boys noticed a classmate with a learning disability getting teased, they banded together and made him a part of their gang.

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Kudos to my friend Wes Moore. His thoughts about fostering empathy, about social entrepreneurship, about not being too quick to praise or condemn others, and about the definition of manliness all are spot on how we feel society could be dramatically improved if we adopted these mindsets and ways of life.

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This is a good article on how to foster empathy among children, a topic I discuss in my book, Do the KIND Thing.

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A beautiful piece.

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This insightful article by Frank Bruni sends an important message to both parents and children.  For parents, he discourages pressuring their children and forcing them to grow up too fast.  For children, he warns against treating school as if it’s only designed to get into college – it’s about learning, curiosity and acquiring a love and capacity for education.

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I want to congratulate our KIND University Ambassador at the University of Texas, Jane Claire Hervey, on being awarded the Good Neighbor Award for working to spread KINDness on campus. She was one of 2 (out of 52,000) students awarded, and we are proud to have her on our KIND Team.

If you’re interested in becoming a KIND University Ambassador, apply online at the following link: http://kindsnacks.submit4jobs.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to the NBA’s MVP — Kevin Durant! He deserves this honor, not just for his strength on the court, but for his courage to be kind both on and off the court. We are proud to partner with this STRONG & KIND individual, and I am inspired by the beautiful speech that he gave when he accepted his award.

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