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An Awesome Way To Help Kids Be Less Self-Absorbed

An Awesome Way To Help Kids Be Less Self-Absorbed

Dec 19, 2013-- Malala Yousufzai, Craig Kielburger, and Ryan Hreljac are some of the many young people in the world who are trying to transform the world in positive ways. However, research suggests that a large percentage of youth are becoming less empathic and more disconnected from others. Getting children and young adults to be less self-absorbed has also been a subject of research, and as Dacher Keltner explains one particularly positive emotion may help inspire young ones: awe. Awe, it seems, helps people feel a sense of vastness that in turn, gives them a fresh perspective on the world and their place in it. This article from the Greater Good Science Center suggests how teachers, parents, and anybody who spends time with children can help nurture a sense of awe in their lives. (98109 reads)


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