Here's a story about how we can learn empathy from the little ones in our lives:
A baby can melt our hearts and put a smile on our face in an instant. With just a bit more time, that baby can teach us one of the most important and complex things we ever learn: emotional literacy.
Normally, explaining complicated concepts requires the skill and experience of a trained teacher. But it’s precisely a baby’s inability to explain that makes them the perfect ones to teach empathy. And that’s exactly what the babies involved in The Roots of Empathy (ROE) program do when they make their monthly visits to some of Canada’s grade schools.
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