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"The point of the story is that the message I felt moved to deliver– that they are strong, they are valuable, they can handle what happens next, they will be okay– that’s a message our children are hearing almost never from the culture."

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“If you focus on kids being kind and tuning into other people, and less on kids’ day to day moods and how they’re feeling, they’re more likely to have better relationships...And those relationships are probably the strongest source of happiness that we have.”

The Toronto Star checks in with MCC's Rick Weissbourd about teaching kids to be kind. http://ow.ly/WBzqt

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"Restoring the balance between personal interest and concern for others is good for building strong relationships and healthy communities, and it can even contribute to personal happiness and success."

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Gratitude is an important part of becoming a caring, ethical person. Read more and check out our new YouTube playlist for videos that can spark conversations about gratitude and thankfulness.

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The real question is not whether kids are kind but to whom.

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"We are handed this script that tells us what, when and how to do everything. It doesn’t, however, tell us why. And it doesn’t create happiness; it creates stress, particularly for teens," says Youth Advisory Board member Emma Bowe-Shulman. ‪#‎MCCYoungLeaders‬

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Are kids less kind than they used to be? MCC's Rick Weissbourd weighs in.

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David Brooks on schools, community, and character: "Most of the time character is not an individual accomplishment. It emerges through joined hearts and souls, and in groups."
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