Children’s Conscience During Toddler and Preschool Years, …

New Science of Virtues is a valuable site with articles and research in relation to morality and virtues.

 

In this recent article it claims:

Children’s Conscience During Toddler and Preschool Years, Moral Self, and a Competent, Adaptive Developmental Trajectory is a fascinating subject for concerned parents and educators. The effective implementation of virtues in children is especially of interest to integrated education.

Children who are taught to view the world of humanity as one organic entity are happier and healthier

The interesting question that integrated education raises is virtues such as kindness, patience, compassion, honesty, fidelity, trustworthiness, integrity, love, punctuality, commitment, forbearance, resilience, perseverance, contentment, detachment from worldly possessions, etc. are eternal and universal. What makes virtues subject to question is the values that we use to express virtue.

 

We live in a global community but many of our values are still based on a familial, tribal, or national identity. We only consider people deserving of our virtues if they belong to our family, our tribe, our nation, or our religion. Children must be taught the importance o transcending the lesser loyalties of yesteryears and see themselves in relation to the rest of humanity as leaves of one branch, waves of one sea, cells of the same body, and fruits of one tree. Then and only then, the expression of their virtues will be good and not divisive. Whatever is universally beneficial then we can be sure it is good.

 

Hope you enjoy the exploration of this important subject.

Keyvan Geula is a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist; LMFT. She received her Master of Science in Marriage, family, and Child Therapy from the University of La Verne, in La Verne, California. She employs the latest research in behavioral sciences, neuroscience, and the Baha’i principle of the oneness of all humanity to serve the well-being of her clients.

She offers her services as a clinician, lecturer, trainer, and supervisor to a global set of clients in person and online. In her clinical work, she incorporates the wisdom of the Baha’i Writings, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy research, Mindfulness meditation, and consultation skills, as well as knowledge of the spiritual self.

She is an adjunct professor of Behavioral Sciences at Citrus Community College, faculty of continued education at Claremont Graduate University. She teaches psychology online to students at Baha’i Institute of Higher Education.

She is the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Global Integrated Education (CGIE), a non-profit Baha’i-inspired educational organization, which explores oneness of all humanity, and teaches the integrated mind-body-spirit approach in education.

She has served for two years as the producer and host of a two-hour weekly live radio show for the Persian community in Sothern, California focusing on the role of the psychology of spirituality in personal and social transformation, creativity, emotional and social intelligence, and a greater sense of harmony in a global society. She also has been the host and producer of TV series called Transforming Human Consciousness for eight years. She regularly writes and blogs on www.cgie.org/blog on topics related to integrated education, the oneness of humanity, the powers of the human spirit in the betterment of global society, elimination of all prejudice, equality of women and men, and education reform. Some of her shows are posted on her; Keyvan Geula YouTube Channel.

Mrs. Geula has served in several Baha’i institutions since her youth in Iran and USA.

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