Thomas Lickona

Thomas Lickona is a developmental psychologist, director of the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, and the author of How to Raise Kind Kids (April 2018). Republished with permission from Psychology Today.

Recent blog posts by this author

Six Ways to Teach and Practice Gratitude

Kindness means thinking of others and acting in ways that contribute to their happiness. Complaining certainly doesn't do that.  If you’ve been trying to make kindness part of your family culture and there’s still a lot of complaining, it’...

Battling Porn With Virtue Education (and Common Sense)

For more than four decades, my work as a developmental psychologist and educator has focused on helping schools and parents develop good character in youth. I direct a character education center at the State University of New York in Cortland, New...