Fostering community among young people is the focus of the second session of this year\u2019s \u201cAnd Who Is My Neighbor?\u201d interfaith series, on Tuesday, March 17, at 7\u00a0p.m.The discussion will be led by Ambler Farm Program Manager Kevin Meehan, Wilton Youth Services Director Colleen Fawcett, and Assistant Superintendent of Wilton Public Schools Charles Smith.\u201cPrograms that teach and model empathy, respect, healthy choices, responsibility, decision-making, and problem-solving can help to foster these traits in our children,\u201d said Ms. Fawcett.\u201cWilton has many programs that offer opportunities to learn these skills and I\u2019ll be talking about some of them.\u201dDr. Smith will talk about programs and services at Wilton\u2019s public schools and Mr. Meehan will address Ambler Farm programming during the session, said Ms. Fawcett, and she will focus on \u201cparent role-modeling and other community-based programming and services.\u201dMs. Fawcett said she will discuss how children learn to be empathetic \u2014 \u201cthe basis of civility and compassion\u201d \u2014 and how children learn to relate to others in these ways. She said she also looks forward to discussing how adults are \u201cinstrumental in teaching and modeling these traits.\u201d\u201cI think one of the most important aspects of programs for young people is the adults that model certain characteristics,\u201d she said.\u201cKids often look up to their parents, program leaders, coaches, teachers, and other adults \u2014 kids will emulate the behaviors they see around them.\u201dNot only will the session cover how local programs can successfully create a sense of civil and compassionate community among Wilton\u2019s youth, but it will also address disruptive behavior, which Ms. Fawcett said should be addressed through discipline \u2014 \u201csetting clear parameters and consequences for breaking rules so that children learn how to ultimately discipline him or herself, or in other words learn self-discipline.\u201cThis is about teaching with firm and loving guidance and using mistakes or wrong choices as terrific learning opportunities,\u201d she said.\u201cIt seems to be that the word \u2018discipline\u2019 is sometimes misunderstood in this day and age and has a negative connotation. It doesn\u2019t mean conflict, lashing out in anger, controlling, punishing, threatening, or being harsh or disrespectful.\u201dThe series is sponsored by the Wilton Clergy Association, Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT) and Wilton Library, and each 7-8:30 p.m. session takes place in the library\u2019s Brubeck Room.The last two sessions will both take place on Tuesdays: March 24, with Holocaust survivor Judith Altmann and Dr. Kareem Adeeb, chair of the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut. March 31, with representatives of the Wilton Clergy Association. For information or to register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-3950, ext. 312.