Skip Navigation
  Contact Us  |  Find It  |  BrowseAloud  |  Translate  |  WPS Home  

 SEARCH 
This table is used for column layout.
Quick Email Links
Chris Sardella, PrincipalLori McDermott, Assistant PrincipalTrish Sampson, GuidanceCheryl Carpenter, NurseGina Kelly, SecretaryDebi Deveny, Financial Secretary
Communications

3/22/17 presentation
Making Caring Common: Raising Kind, Ethical, And Happy Children
Research in human development clearly shows that the seeds of empathy, caring, and compassion are present from early in life, but that to become caring, ethical people, children need adults to help them at every stage of childhood to nurture these seeds into full development.
 
We should work to cultivate children’s concern for others because it’s fundamentally the right thing to do, and also because when children can empathize with and take responsibility for others, they’re likely to be happier and more successful. They’ll have better relationships their entire lives, and strong relationships are a key ingredient of happiness. In today’s workplace, success often depends on collaborating effectively with others, and children who are empathetic and socially aware are also better collaborators.
 
Dr. Richard Weissbourd, a psychologist and lecturer at Harvard, is the faculty co-director of Making Caring Common (MCC). MCC is a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education that helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, responsible to their communities, and committed to justice. Dr. Weissbourd returns to Westford on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 to present Making Caring Common: Raising Kind, Ethical, And Happy Children. Dr. Weissbourd’s presentation – which is being hosted by the Westford Parent Connection – will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Stony Brook Middle School, 9 Farmer Way, Westford. The event is free and open to the public through the generosity of WPC’s sponsors. For more information about Dr. Weissbourd or MCC, check out http://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/. For other questions, go to http://www.westford.org/wpc/ or contact Mary Anne Seraphin at mary.anne.seraphin@gmail.com.

Norman E. Day School  |  75 East Prescott Street, Westford, MA 01886  |  ph: 978-692-5591  |  fx: 978-692-8476

Westford Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.