The Need For The Humanities in The Digital Age

loading…   We are all aware of how sped up our lives are in the digital age, but the effects our culture’s fast-answer, instant gratification culture is far-reaching, especially in one important area of study: the humanities. In some ways this makes sense, since truly studying literature, art and philosophy takes time. At the same … Read more

Inspiring Empathy and Resilience in Children

loading… There is no way to keep children from experiencing some of the hurt feelings, disappointment, frustration or failure that are a part of natural life. In fact, research has repeatedly shown that doing so can actually cause harm. At the same time, there are many ways of inspiring empathy and resilience in children by … Read more

The Importance of Spending Time Outdoors No Matter the Season

loading…  Studies have shown that spending time outdoors, even just a trip to the backyard or city park, provides a range of health and psychological benefits. Spending time is the natural antidote to everyday stress – and research shows our time in nature can reduce stress and aggression and increase creativity and empathy. A key … Read more

How Sharing Family Narratives Raises Children’s Self-Esteem

loading… Many parents today put immense pressure to make sure that a family dinner happens every evening, and for good reason: family dinners have notable benefits, and children whose families eat together often benefit socially and emotionally. Family dinners are a great way to check in with family members (minus the smartphones) and share daily … Read more