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Responsibility

It's Time for Youth and Governments to Fall in Love

Ravi Kumar | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Ravi Kumar

Throughout history, young people have used protests to hold governments accountable. Now, their roles in governments are front and center.

The Bill O'Reilly/Jon Stewart Brouhaha: Denial Is a River in the Right-Wing Mind

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.20.2014 | Media
Andy Schmookler

People like Bill O'Reilly call upon people to raise themselves up while helping keep a foot on their necks.

How Can We Internalize Gratitude Into The Growth Of Our Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Diana Grycan

If parents think that their child's behavior should always be excused, that child will never experience the feeling of being grateful for their successes. Children need to distinguish between the outcome of making mistakes, and the ultimate growth and strength they draw from correcting them. Then they can be grateful that they are going down the right paths.

Waning Influence of Religion in America

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

On Monday of this past week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a poll taken earlier this month about religion, with this heading, "Public Sees Religion's Influence Waning." The survey addressed a wide range of religious topics relating to life in America.

The Search for Happiness

Teri Biebel | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Teri Biebel

If you aren't happy, do something about it. Make the change. Take back that power. Don't just sit there and whine about it, do something. Because as Hallmark as it sounds, you are responsible for your own happiness.

How Teens Become Responsible Adults

Todd Kestin | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Responsibility can be defined as the ability to be answerable or accountable for something within one's power, control or management. So, how can a teen develop a sense of responsibility and the accountability to go with it?

The Internet: Power Without Responsibility?

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 10.03.2014 | Technology
Dana Radcliffe

The Internet gives users immense power to affect the welfare of others. Malicious use of that power, such as the recent theft and release of nude photos of female celebrities, confronts users with a perplexing question: Does that power have moral boundaries?

Responsibility to Sometimes, if Need Be, Say No

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Today, I'm hearing a lot more about people having mentors, advisers or therapists who enrich our lives. And I'm glad we have great professionals in th...

Trust to Be Trusted

Mark Coleman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Mark Coleman

Friendliness and trust are linked, but also very different. In relationships that matter, trust masked as friendliness is fleeting and false, much like receiving an award you do not deserve or did not earn.

Looking for Trust in All the Wrong Places

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Relationships don't begin with trust. Trust is built day-by-day by two people who demonstrate trust-worthiness through their words and actions.

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

8 Criteria for Personal Accountability

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

In recent years, people have attempted to take responsibility for their personal development with performance tools and peer feedback systems. Some have been successful and made significant changes. Others, not so much.

Blame and the Israel/Gaza War: A Nonpartisan List of Common, Mistaken Lines of Thought

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Howard J. Curzer

I am going to advance 14 general claims that seem uncontroversial to me but have surprisingly powerful implications. My goal is not to resolve any issues of blame but to raise the level of discourse by warning of certain common errors.

My Teen Got a Smartphone the Old-Fashioned Way: She Earned It

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Lisa Rinkus

The more I saw children glued to their devices, the more indignant I got. The thought of my intelligent, thoughtful daughter playing "Candy Crush" or group chatting at all hours made me physically ill.

Broke, Busy and Bushed: The 3 B's of Summer

Richard Greenberg | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Your kid has just completed a year of school, they are moving forward and that means they're feeling older and more mature. As parents, we have to remember to give them a little extra freedom (if they've earned it) so that they can have these special and unique experiences.

Responsible Freedom

William E. White | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
William E. White

If there is anything we can learn from our revolutionary generation in these weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, it could be--it should be--to focus less on our personal freedom "wants" and invest more time in civic responsibility.

Deep Responsibility

Richard Koch | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

I don't know why, but we have a fascination with courtroom drama, ranging from reality TV in South Africa to Perry Mason who never lost a case. But t...

Behind a Thriving Family

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

What does our First Lady, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and my mother, Amelia DeNofa, have in common that make a family thrive?

What Really Matters? Life Lessons From My Father

Mable Chan | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Mable Chan

When I think about the many ways he's shaped my thoughts and choices since childhood, I recall stories and conversations.  Here are three of the most memorable lessons that come to mind. They taught me what really matters in life, what matters to him, and how to weigh what's worthwhile.

Use Your Powers For Good, Kid

Jesse Michener | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Jesse Michener

The person who can't own a mistake and pay the consequences is so terrified at the thought of failure he'll do anything to keep it as far away from him as possible, often at the expense of others.

Alzheimer's Caregivers: 5 Tips for Dealing With Family Conflict

Marie Marley | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Having a family member with Alzheimer's disease is a stressful situation for everyone involved. The conflict typically affects the primary caregiver more than other family members.

3 Ways Being a Lazy Dad Can Work

Richard Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Being able to rely on our children, their judgment and the way they behave has made our job as parents a lot easier.

Loyalty and Responsibility

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We hear so much these day about banks and companies that have become so large they are unable to manage themselves -- that there are so many layers of bureaucracy that illegal and unethical behavior can go undetected for years.

Maya Angelou and a Gift Bravely Shared

George Giokas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
George Giokas

Maya Angelou's passing reminded me of legacy. What we leave behind is of extraordinary importance and Angelou left an entire library of work, all a product of her soul. As I thought about it, it occurred to me that that is one of the things missing in today's dizzying world. Substance.

Tremendous Sacrifices to Build a Better Future

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Our father was a commercial artist and designer who also worked with home improvement design. He taught art and interior design classes in the Phil...