Tips to Raise Thoughtful Kids

First things first, kids are not born thoughtful. They are born selfish and self-centered. You must teach them to be thoughtful. Now, don’t get me wrong. I know there are many children who are easy going and much easier to teach than others. I have two children of my own that are complete opposites. One […]

Can You Be in Times Square this Saturday? Join International Good Deeds Day

If you’re looking for free, family-friendly fun, come to Times Square (home of Good Morning America) on Saturday, March 9, 2013 to kick off Good Deeds Day – an event that will inspire the whole family to discover the joy of doing a good deed. Join us and be part of the Good Deeds festivities, […]

Rotary Promotes Literacy Worldwide

I’ve been learning a little about Rotary International, a group that has a very compelling mission for its members: service above self. With 1.2 million members, this group is a force for good in the world. One big focus of Rotarians is Literacy. In Washington State, for example, the Dictionary Project aims to put a […]

Student Volunteers Change the World

I posted several months ago about the Prudential Spirit of Community awards program.  This program recognizes students around the US who make the world a better place by volunteering. Super cool news! I got to interview Suzanne Luff of Colorado, one of the program honorees. Here’s here bio: Suzanne Luff, 18, of Colorado Springs, Colo., […]

Let’s Celebrate Some Amazing Volunteers!

Guess what, Heroes? I learned recently about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, and boy is it neat. The program honors students in middle and high school who are outstanding volunteers in their community. Who knows? You might live close to one. There’s a list by state of this years honorees. The awards program […]

American Express Encourages Community Service

(Editor’s note: This is normally not a “newsy” site, but we’re all about supporting acts of service here at Earnest Parenting.) Last week, American Express released the I Will Volunteer Facebook application to support the upcoming 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, a federally-recognized initiative led by MyGoodDeed and HandsOn Network. Using I Will Volunteer, […]