Jan 25, 2013-- "For years I worked with families who were very abusive to their children. Over time, I came to realize that all of the suffering that the children collected -- whether it was domestic violence or child abuse or neglect -- was a result of the absence of empathy in the parent. I saw that if you haven't experienced love, it's very difficult to know how to love. So what can we do to break this cycle of abuse and neglect?" Mary Gordon speaks about the makings of Roots of Empathy, a program that brings babies into classrooms to help teach emotional literacy -- and how it has positively transformed students and communities. (25300 reads)
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