In Sight of Caring


Welcome to In Sight of Caring


This website is made possible through the support of the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. Its purpose is to focus on a set of core qualities that serve as the foundation for communities: compassion, courage, conscience, sacrifice, kindness, empathy and related abilities. What insight do we have about how these skills are formed and evolve? Why are they important and how do we nurture them in children and guide them over time at all ages? Each section of the site builds knowledge and provides its practical application for parents and teachers. The emphasis is on the how we can become great at any age, though true insight can only be achieved by understanding what happens when the qualities of caring fail to appear.

In late April I added two videos used in my National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) presentations. You can view those videos at the “Videos” tab.

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“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”

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