About the Podcast

Social-emotional skills, such as empathy, emotion management, and positive communication, are important inside and outside of classrooms. Their impact continues long after students leave school and enter society. A first-of-its-kind social-emotional learning (SEL) podcast, Grow Kinder® features conversations with thought leaders in education who explore how SEL can help us navigate society’s most pressing challenges and create a kinder, more compassionate world.

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Current Episode
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Social Media and Teen Mental Health with Vicky Rideout

On this episode, host Tia Kim speaks with Vicky Rideout, one of the authors of a new report, “Coping with COVID-19: How Young People Use Digital Media to Manage Their Mental Health.” The report found substantial increases in both depression and social media use among teens and young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, it investigated the relationship between those two data points. Could social media be causing the rise in depression?Read More

Previous Episodes
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Introducing Grow Kinder

Meet Andrea Lovanhill and Mia Doces, the hosts of Committee for Children’s new social-emotional learning-centric podcast, Grow Kinder. In each episode, they’ll talk with thought leaders in the world of education, technology, business,Read More

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Coming Soon: The Grow Kinder Podcast

To kick off our 40th anniversary we’re launching Grow Kinder, a social-emotional learning-centric podcast hosted by Mia Doces and Andrea Lovanhill. This first-of-its-kind podcast features conversations with thought leaders in education,Read More