Raising Children Who Care About the Greater Good

In an era in which stakes are high for success and so much seems to be going awry in public life, how can we raise kids who care about the common good?

This is the question posed in a blog in The Washington Post by Howard Gardner and his HGSE colleague Rick Weissbourd, Faculty Director of Making Caring Common.

Gardner and Weissbourd lament that many communities and institutions seem to have put “me” over “we” and suggest that we can reverse this trend by creating cultures of ethics and empathy and modeling such behavior for young people.

Click here to read the piece in full.


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