The 2RNs are always looking for new resources to add to the resource’s sections on our website. Our resources are geared to what will best help us accomplish our goal of helping to prepare kids and their families for medical encounters.
Besides being nurses, we are both moms trying to do our best to raise happy, health, caring and compassionate kids. We often ask each other or other mothers we know, for advice on how to handle situations with our kids. When our friends or colleagues can’t help us, we sometimes find ourselves searching the internet for answers.
Well one area we really haven’t really focused on are parenting resources. This weekend while surfing for answers to I can’t remember what, I discovered a great project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education called Making Caring Common.
On their website, https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/,it states “Our vision is a world in which children learn to care about others and the common good, treat people well day to day, come to understand and seek fairness and justice, and do what is right even at times at a cost to themselves”.
One of my favorite articles in the family resources section of the project’s website is titled “For Families: 7 Tips for Raising Caring Kids”. A great thing about all their tips is that for each one there is a “Why?”, a “How?” and a “Try This”. Not only do they explain why and how the tip is important, but they then give concrete examples of how to put the tip into practice with your own kids.
Check out “For Families: 7 Tips for Raising Caring Kids” to read all 7 tips. It’s never to late to use some or all of them with your kids.
We are taking our kids to volunteer in Mexico this spring to work on tip # 5- Expand your child’s circle of concern.
And as always, if you come across someone who you think would benefit from our resources, please send them our way.