We need to let them know that there is good work to be done in the world, work that they will be able to do and can do, even now.
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Our goal should be to not only help children take others' viewpoints but to value diverse perspectives and people. How do we expand children's circle of empathy and concern?
While we need training and a license to drive a car, pilot a plane and even own a gun -- activities that are regulated by our government -- what we need most and can regulate ourselves are the keys to raising healthy and moral children.
Research shows us that healthy human children come into the world primed to become moral members of society, just like they come into the world primed to acquire language.
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