“In a society that has become so splintered and self-focused, gratitude is a common bond and offers one of the best ways for us to connect with one another.” Read more from Richard Weissbourd in the The Wall Street Journal.
In the wake of the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Usable Knowledge shares ideas for supporting and strengthening your family and school communities, including advice from Making Caring Common's Richard Weissbourd. Read more in Usable Knowledge.
Making Caring Common's Richard Weissbourd advises teachers and parents to take a more active role in discussing mature relationships with teens as part of "good sex education." Read more in KQED's Mind/Shift.
"We do almost nothing to prepare [young people] for the tender, courageous, subtle, demanding, generous work of really learning how to love somebody else." Listen to Rick Weissbourd on WNYC's special series Beyond #MeToo.
"Tweens and teens who are socializing and navigating relationships online and in-real-life face challenges unheard of in previous generations. Some might mistakenly confuse the sending of explicit photos and messages with a level of intimacy that might not exist, and others might not fully understand the long-term social, emotional and legal consequences of sending, sharing and storing explicit photos (parents, check your local laws). According to the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common Project, teens may benefit from conversations focused on promoting the skills needed to develop and maintain healthy relationships." Read more inThe Washington Post.
"For parents, talking about sex is hard. But there’s abundant evidence that we are falling short on the basics, including consent in a digitally drenched world. More than 60% of kids in a nationally representative survey of more than 3,000 students by Harvard’s Making Caring Common project had never spoken with their parents about 'being sure your partner wants to have sex and is comfortable doing so before having sex,' and a similar share had never talked about the 'importance of not pressuring someone to have sex with you.'" Read more in Quartz.