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Roots of Empathy Continues to Work Its Magic

Thursday, June 16, 2005
Did anyone else catch the fabulous piece about Roots of Empathy on CBC TV's The National last night? Roots of Empathy is a really innovative program designed "to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults." The program brings babies into the classroom so that children can learn how babies feel in various situations and -- by extension -- how other people feel. My friend Kim has been involved with the program out in Vancouver, BC, and she can't say enough good things about it.

Last fall, I had the pleasure of speaking briefly with Mary Gordon -- the program's creator -- during a teleconference we were both involved in. Her enthusiasm about the program was infectious. Clearly this is what she was put on the planet to do.

You can find out more about how the program works by reading this article, this TV interview summary, and this parenting curriculum review.

| posted by Ann D @ 10:40 AM