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Compassion Deficit Disorder – Its Causes and What We Can Do About It

Diane E. Levin, professor of early childhood education at Wheelock College in Boston, has coined a new term called “Compassion Deficit Disorder” to describe children who act without empathy or regard for others.  She uses descriptions from teachers to detail … Continue reading

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“Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent” – Are You?

This article from the New York Times flew around Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites earlier this fall. The content was astounding to many: Steve Jobs did not allow his children to use iPads! How could this be? The … Continue reading

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Celebrating our Traditions and Culture

The month of December lends itself particularly well to the sharing of family traditions and cultural celebrations in the classroom. A book we have used in the Rice OWL Lab to encourage parents to share family traditions with their children … Continue reading

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