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The Kindness Of Children

Author : Vivian Gussin Paley
ISBN : 9780674041820
Genre : Education
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Visiting a London nursery school, Vivian Paley observes the schoolchildren's reception of another visitor, a handicapped boy named Teddy, who is strapped into a wheelchair, wearing a helmet, and barely able to speak. A predicament arises, and the children's response--simple and immediate--offers Paley the purest evidence of kindness she has ever seen. In subsequent encounters, "the Teddy story" draws forth other tales of impulsive goodness from Paley's listeners. Just so, it resonates through this book as one story leads to another--taking surprising turns, intersecting with the narrative unfolding before us, and illuminating the moral meanings that children may be learning to create among themselves. Paley's journey takes us into the different worlds of urban London, Chicago, Oakland, and New York City, and to a close-knit small town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Her own story connects those of children from nursery school to high school, and circles back to her elderly mother, whose experiences as a frightened immigrant girl, helped through a strange school and a new language by another child, reappear in the story of a young Mexican American girl. Thus the book quietly brings together the moral life of the very young and the very old. With her characteristic unpretentious charm, Paley lets her listeners and storytellers take us down unexpected paths, where the meeting of story and real life make us wonder: Are children wiser about the nature of kindness than we think they are?
Category: Education

The Kindness Of Strangers

Author : John Boswell
ISBN : 0226067122
Genre : History
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In The Kindness of Strangers, John Boswell argues persuasively that child abandonment was a common and morally acceptable practice from antiquity until the Renaissance. Using a wide variety of sources, including drama and mythological-literary texts as well as demographics, Boswell examines the evidence that parents of all classes gave up unwanted children, "exposing" them in public places, donating them to the church, or delivering them in later centuries to foundling hospitals. The Kindness of Strangers presents a startling history of the abandoned child that helps to illustrate the changing meaning of family.
Category: History

The Kindness Curriculum

Author : Judith Rice
ISBN : UVA:X004096690
Genre : Education
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Provides activities to help children develop the values of kindness, friendship, sharing and empathy for others. For preschoolers.
Category: Education

A Kindness To The Children

Author : Joan Riley
ISBN : 0704343193
Genre : Fiction
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This volume unites literature from the diverse fields of organizational theory and change, employment relations, HRM, sociology, economics and social psychology. It brings together the principal theories, explanations and debates surrounding the flexibility issue to provide a useful overview. This treatment offers an analysis of flexibility as a concept, the different levels at which it is applied and the different ways in which it is used. Patterns of flexibility are identified and examined and the text considers what flexibility means to individual workers - their relationship with employers, involvement in and control over their working lives and the relationship between these and their life outside work. Importantly the book provides a consideration of global trends and establishes patterns of flexibility for different countries and regions.
Category: Fiction

Teach Kindness First

Author : Kathleen Murray
ISBN : 9780995808508
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In spite of all your efforts to teach the children in your life to be kind and caring, do you find yourself getting caught up in the same struggles over and over again? Are you tired of conflicts involving sibling rivalry, friendships, homework, disrespect or bullying? Do you feel powerless when faced with a child in pain? Written for everyone who interacts with children, this book illustrates how to implement kindness and empathy as our most valuable tools for listening...truly listening...in order to understand, accept, and, ultimately, enrich one another's reality.
Category: Family & Relationships

Pedagogies Of Kindness And Respect

Author : Paul Lee Thomas
ISBN : 1433127008
Genre : Affective education
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"Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect" presents a wide variety of concepts from scholars and practitioners who discuss pedagogies of kindness, an alternative to the no excuses ideology now dominating the way that children are raised and educated in the U.S. today. The fields of education, and especially early childhood education, include some histories and perspectives that treat those who are younger with kindness and respect. This book demonstrates an informed awareness of this history and the ways that old and new ideas can counter current conditions that are harmful to both those who are younger and those who are older, while avoiding the reconstitution of the romantic, innocent child who needs to be saved by more advanced adults. Two interpretations of the upbringing of children are investigated and challenged, one suggesting that the poor do not know how to raise their children and thus need help, while the other looks at those who are privileged and therefore know how to nurture their young. These opposing views have been discussed and problematized for more than thirty years. "Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect" investigates the issue of why this circumstance has continued and even worsened today.
Category: Affective education

A World Of Kindness

Author : Ann Featherstone
ISBN : 9781772780505
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Are you kind? In a series of simple yet evocative questions, this impactful book asks children how they will show kindness and consideration for others. Written by the editors of Pajama Press, and illustrated by celebrated Pajama Press artists, these stunning pages inspire meaningful discussion and storytelling about the understated yet powerful ways in which children might influence the world around them. A World of Kindess goes beyond mere rhetoric to examine, in a child-friendly way, everyday social interactions where a kind word or act could have a transformative affect on others. Royalties from the proceeds of this book will be donated to Think Kindness. thinkkindness.org Many of the original images in this book have been donated by the artists. The cover art was created and donated by award-winning author-illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Scientific Concepts Behind Happiness Kindness And Empathy In Contemporary Society

Author : Silton, Nava R.
ISBN : 9781522559191
Genre : Psychology
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Significant progress has been made in the study of human psychology in recent years. However, the human pursuit of happiness through the use of scientific methods has yet to be fully examined. Scientific Concepts Behind Happiness, Kindness, and Empathy in Contemporary Society is an essential reference source that offers in-depth studies that anchor concepts of happiness, kindness, wellbeing, and empathy from a scientific perspective. Featuring research on topics such as cognitive revolution, neurobiology of wellbeing, and rational emotive behavior therapy, this book is ideally designed for sociologists, academicians, psychology professionals, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking scientific coverage on happiness, kindness, and empathy.
Category: Psychology

On Kindness

Author : Adam Phillips
ISBN : 9780141908571
Genre : Self-Help
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The pleasures of kindness have been well known since the dawn of western thought. Kindness, declared Marcus Aurelius, was mankind's 'greatest delight' - and centuries-worth of thinkers and writers have echoed him. But today many people seem to find these pleasures literally incredible. Instead of embracing the benefits of altruism, as a species we seem to be becoming deeply and fundamentally antagonistic to each other, with motives that are generally self-seeking. This book explains how and why this has come about, and argues that the affectionate life - a life lived in instinctive sympathetic identification with the vulnerabilities and attractions of others - is the one we should all be inclined to live. 'We mutually belong to one another,' as the philosopher Alan Ryan writes, and the good life is one 'that reflects this truth'. What the Victorians called 'open-heartedness' and the Christians 'caritas' remains essential to our emotional and mental health, for reasons both obvious and hidden, argue the authors of this elegant and indispensable exploration of the concept of kindness.
Category: Self-Help

Children And Animals

Author : Frank R. Ascione
ISBN : 1557533830
Genre : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
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Animal abuse has been an acknowledged problem for centuries, but only within the past few decades has scientific research provided evidence that the maltreatment of animals often overlaps with violence toward people. The variants of violence, including bullying or assaults in a schoolyard, child abuse in homes, violence between adult intimate partners, community hostility in our streets and neighborhoods, and even the context of war, are now the subject of concerted research efforts. Very often, the association of these forms of violence with cruelty to animals has been found. The perpetrators of such inhumane treatment are often children and adolescents. How common are these incidents? What motivates human maltreatment of animals? Are there cultural, societal, neighborhood, and family contexts that contribute to cruelty to animals? How early in a child's life does cruelty to animals emerge and are these incidents always a sign of future interpersonal violence? Are there ways of preventing such cruelty? Can we intervene effectively with children who already have a history of abuse and violence? Children and Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty presents the current scientific and professional wisdom about the relation between the maltreatment of animals and interpersonal violence directed toward other human beings. However, the author, Frank R. Ascione, a noted expert in these areas, writes in a style and presents the findings in a language that will be understandable to parents, teachers, counselors, clergy, animal welfare professionals, foster parents, mental health professionals, youth workers, law enforcement professionals, and anyone else whose work or interest crosses into the lives of children and adolescents.
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

The Kindness Of Women

Author : J. G. Ballard
ISBN : 9781466856653
Genre : Fiction
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In The Kindness of Women, a sequel to his award-winning Empire of the Sun, young James returns to England at the end of World War II. He stumbles through medical study at Cambridge, trains briefly as an RAF pilot in Canada, and marries. When his wife dies suddenly, Jim is thrust into the violence and sexual promiscuity of the sixties. Penetrating and wise, J. G. Ballard's biting social commentary and pushing of boundaries make this semi-autobiographical novel a small classic.
Category: Fiction

It S Brave To Be Kind

Author : Natasha Daniels
ISBN : 1646118359
Genre :
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Discover the value of kindness--a story and activity book for kids Show kids that being kind is awesome! It's Brave to Be Kind goes beyond other kindness books for children, combining the effectiveness of a storybook with the fun of play to teach kids ages 5 to 7 how to be amazingly kind people. All kindness books for children should be this inspiring! Not only will kids learn how important niceness is through an engaging--and adorably illustrated--story, but they'll also be able to practice being kinder every day with simple and fun activities you won't find in other kindness books for children. Whether it's taking care of themselves when they're sad or helping out around the house, help young readers find out how fun being kind can be. This standout among kindness books for children includes: A story of kindness for kids--Give kids a supportive role model in Alex--a young girl who meets someone different and finds out how she can be kind, even when others aren't. Practice being nice--This top choice among kindness books for children encourages them to try out fun challenges that provide ways to grow their kindness and share it with the people around them. Advice for parents and caregivers--Get tips for using both the story and activities to effectively teach kindness and empathy to kids. When it comes to kindness books for children, you won't find a more complete package than It's Brave to Be Kind.
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The Kindness Advantage

Author : Dale Atkins
ISBN : 9780757321009
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In homes and school communities nationwide, there is re-energized interest in the values of community, compassion, and tolerance, and in finding our way to a kinder culture—a culture that starts with our families. Headlines speak of hate crimes, intolerance, and us-versus-them divisiveness. Recent political events have left many Americans yearning for unity, respect, and compassion in our national discourse. In our schools, bullying continues to be a pervasive problem, and in our homes, "screen-time" poses a constant threat to 'family time.' Research shows that connection and social engagement are key to successful, fulfilling lives, and yet we have never been less connected than we are now. Perhaps more than any other group, parents recognize the potential damage of this trend. Children who are raised in a culture where giving and compassion are valued become happier and more positively engaged with those around them. They are less likely to treat others disrespectfully. With increased concern about meanness and bullying, you may be among the many parents who see the need for more civil, respectful, and considerate behavior among our children. The Kindness Advantage is a practical and concrete guide for you to equip your child with the skills they need to have a positive influence on the world. We all benefit when children are raised with the understanding that they can have an impact by making conscious choices. It's never too early to start your child on a path of fulfillment through meaningful connection with others. Designed to be read with children as young as four, the book presents ten fundamental concepts to weave into your family's daily life. Using text, quotes, questions and real life stories, The Kindness Advantage is the first book parents need to think about and teach the necessary skills to be a kind, compassionate person. Each idea on its own is simple and unintimidating, yet together they form the powerful foundation parents need to go beyond teaching "please" and "thank-you" to form kindness habits that will last a lifetime. In a world where kindness is so greatly needed, The Kindness Advantage offers inspiration and activities to teach kids empathy, inspire a culture of compassion and connection, and empower children to make a difference in their community and the world.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Kindness Of Strangers

Author : Tim Cahill
ISBN : 9781760340704
Genre : Travel
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world. Featuring stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers. I greatly appreciate the theme of this book that gathers stories of kindness received when it was most needed and perhaps least expected. I am sure they will inspire everyone who reads them, encouraging each of us to take whatever opportunities arise to be kind to others in turn. - HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA The Kindness of Strangers is a wonderful companion for travel. It enlarges us, reminds us that serendipity is one of the ultimate joys of life's constant journey. - AMY TAN A wonderful idea beautifully realized. I enjoyed it immensely.- BILL BRYSON About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013 Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
Category: Travel

The Kindness Book

Author : Todd Parr
ISBN : 0316423815
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Beloved and New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr uses his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity to explore the value and joy in being kind to others. With his trademark bright colors and bold lines, Todd Parr takes on a topic more important than ever: being kind to each other. This idea is both a perfect fit for Todd's cheerful, child-friendly positivity and incredibly close to Todd's own heart. No matter what other people choose to do, you can always choose to be kind -- and what a wonderful thing to be! Today's parents and teachers are looking for ways to instill empathy and kindness in children at a young age -- this book is the perfect introduction to a timely and timeless topic.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Kindness

Author : Sarah Conover
ISBN : 9781558965683
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Collection of traditional Buddhist tales following the Buddha through his various prior births.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Be Kind Little Dragon

Author : Melissa Winn
ISBN : 9798609639509
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Life with a dragon can be fun and exciting, but what if your dragon doesn't understand kindness? What if he isn't respectful and grateful? What if your dragon is rude? You must teach him how to be kind."Be Kind, Little Dragon!" is part of the Dragon book series to teach your child what kindness and decency mean. Kindness starts with you! If you are kind, wonderful things will happen. With this sweet poem, your child will become a better person, always ready to give thanks and help.
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The Power Of One

Author : Trudy Ludwig
ISBN : 9781524771607
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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One small act of kindness can change the world. From esteemed bullying expert and author of The Invisible Boy, Trudy Ludwig and Little Elliot illustrator Mike Curato comes a tale as simple--and simply inspiring--as the golden rule. When one child reaches out in friendship to a classmate who seems lonely, she begins a chain reaction of kindness that ripples throughout her school and her community. One kind act begets another, small good deeds make way for bigger ones, and eventually the whole neighborhood comes together to build something much greater than the sum of its parts. From acclaimed bullying expert Trudy Ludwig, The Power of One not only conveys a message of kindness, it offers concrete steps that kids can take to make a difference in their own communities. As Trudy says in the final line of the book: "Acts and words of kindness DO count, and it all starts with ONE."
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Spark Of Kindness

Author : Kelly Grace
ISBN : 1952394015
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Kindness is the most powerful lesson you can teach your children.By reading this story about little Joey, your child will learn the meaning of kindness, how to achieve it, and how to spread it to other children. Joey will demonstrate examples of kindness by interacting with his mom, sister, and his classmates.This story will teach your child that just a spark of kindness is enough to make someone happy. Friendly and fun, this book is instructive and carries one of the most important lessons, "If you are kind, kindness will come back to you."A Spark of Kindness is for all ages because it is never too late to learn kindness. Your child will enjoy cute illustrations and charming rhymes.
Category: Juvenile Fiction