Pilot Delays Takeoff for Dying 2-Year-Old's Grandfather

In a brilliant flash of humanity that almost makes up for the bad press airlines have been getting for years, a Southwest Airlines pilot delayed takeoff of a flight last week out of compassion for a desperate Arizona man who was trying to reach ...Airline holds flight for a grandfather rushing to see his grandson before he was pulled off life support.

10 Ways to Teach Your Kids Compassion

Craig Kielburger became famous when, at only twelve years old, he founded a charitable organization to fight child exploitation called Free the Children. Since its humble beginnings in the Kielburger family home in 1995, Free the Children has develop...

Kids and Twitter - The Emotional Costs

Twitter is currently enjoying a surge in popularity and it seems that everyone is doing it. But while the social networking tool, and other fast-paced information sources, are designed to allow users to connect in real-time, a new University of South...

Mother asks for leniency for man who killed her son

A little over a year ago, I was looking after my daughter before a show my theater company was performing. The show was sold out, and one man who couldn't get in lost his temper, became verbally abusive, and started shouting obscenities at me -- even...

Students stick it to "the man," keep feeding homeless

As a parent, I'm always hoping that I'm setting an example so that my children will be compassionate towards others. I've been known from time to time to go into a store or restaurant to buy food for a homeless person on the street and I hope my kids...

The Wisdom of Mary P. (Part One): All I want is my kid to be happy

I don't usually cover two posts from the same blog in one week, let alone one day. However, Mary P., who writes Day Care Daze, has written two essays recently that have just blown me away. And basically, I really really wish that I had known her and ...


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