I would encourage everyone to go to the Search Institute site. I have a link to their site on my Resources page. It is an American site and this sometimes turns off Canadians, but they have an excellent framework for developing assets in young people as they go through their developmental stages. Their information is easy to read and they have many excellent suggestions for parents, grandparents and members of the community in general to begin, and continue the process of actively engaging with young people and optimizing their potential. They have many years of research to back up their approach. I believe that paying attention to Developmental Assets results in more resilient and emotionally intelligent young people. Take a chance and give it more than a cursory glance.
A powerful talk from Rebecca MacKinnon describing the struggle for frredom and control in cyberspace.
A post about long lasting male friendship and how to continue to cultivate it.
The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national difference. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world.
Must see Ted talk by Eli Pariser.
A short post about a personal experience with emotional intelligence as a child.