5 WAYS TO HELP CHILDREN CARE MORE ABOUT OTHERS

5 ways to help children care more about others

These days, it can feel like caring is in a downward spiral—especially when it comes to our ability to care for those who are outside of our immediate circles of friends and family and those who look, worship, or vote differently than we do.

Indeed, Making Caring Common research suggests that caring hasn’t been a priority for young people or their parents when compared to personal happiness or achievement. In our 2013 survey of 10,000 youth, 80% told us that achievement or happiness is their top priority, while only 20% identified their top priority as caring for others. Youth we surveyed were even more likely to say that their peers valued achievement and happiness over caring, and they were three times more likely to agree than disagree with this statement: “My parents are prouder if I get good grades than if I’m a caring community member.”

Read our five tips for helping children care more about others in our guest post on The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation's Kind Blog →

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