For a child to grow emotionally and intellectually, an expansive body of research suggests that a healthy sense of community plays a vital role. Studies have repeatedly confirmed what people have known by way of common sense all along: children thrive in the presence of loving, reliable relationships with other people. Continue reading
Whether you decide to become involved in organized child advocacy efforts, or you chose to keep a watchful eye on the children in your neighborhood, we can each play a role in making the world a safer place for our children. Continue reading
With the number of children living in poverty on the rise even in wealthy nations, it is imperative to understand the long-term physical and psychological implications that are associated with living in a chronic state of scarcity and need. Continue reading
You want to have kids, and for one reason or another, having your own is not in the plan. So now you’re considering adopting. Becoming a foster parent is one path to adoption and there are many children in the foster care system waiting for a family. Continue reading
Community violence has many negative effects on society, but children may be the real victims. Children living in violent communities have many issues that hinder normal, healthy development. Many suffer from severe cases of post-traumatic stress disorder, as well. Continue reading
Natalie Warne did not let being too young stop her from running a successful campaign for the Invisible Children project. In a recent speech to other teens and young adults, she called on young people everywhere not to let age stop them from changing the world. Continue reading
By teaching children to volunteer their time and resources, you not only teach them to positively impact the people in the world around them, but you give them a source of reward that will last their entire life. Continue reading
You and your child will both reap the benefits of charitable giving. You will experience the joy and satisfaction that comes from generosity, and your child will learn the value of thinking of others. Ideally, it will be just the start of a lifelong practice of participating in charitable causes.