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Roots of Empathy

Changing the World Child by Child

By Mary Gordon, Daniel J. Siegel (Foreword by)

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Format: Paperback, 277 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, figures
Published In: United States, 15 October 2009
This is the landmark presentation of the widely acclaimed programme, increasingly adopted worldwide, that fosters empathy in children with the goal of creating a more civil society, one child at a time. "Roots of Empathy" constitutes a radical new look at what's important in childhood development. Violence, anti-social behaviour, bullying, and aggression among young children continue to escalate everywhere. But Mary Gordon, an educator who has worked for more than two decades with children from all kinds of backgrounds, has discovered that the solution to bullying and other anti-social behaviour lies within each child's innate sense of caring and compassion. In "Roots of Empathy", Gordon lays out her belief in and program for infusing children with empathy, the ability to understand another person's point of view and respect their feelings. "The Roots of Empathy" programme creates a rich, rewarding classroom experience that fosters empathy within every child by bringing babies and children together to create a symbiotic loving environment that reduces aggression in children while increasing tolerance and emotional literacy. An interactive experience for parents, teachers, and children, the "Roots of Empathy" programme aims to create a more civil society and thereby to change the world, one child at a time. It will speak particularly to the approximately 1.5 million elementary school teachers nationwide.

About the Author

Mary Gordon is an internationally recognized educator, author, child advocate, and parenting expert who has created award-winning programs focused on the power of empathy. In 1996, she founded Roots of Empathy, which now offers programs in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and elsewhere. Gordon speaks and consults to governments, educational organizations, and public institutions. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and an Ashoka Fellow. Her Web site is http://www.rootsofempathy.org.

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"Mary Gordon has created a brilliant strategy for teaching young children the essential skills to see the mind within each person... Empathy in all its forms is encouraged and cultivated in this science-based, emotion-inspiring, life-changing immersion in the inner world of human development."--from the foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of The Developing Mind and Parenting from the Inside Out"Empathy, an innate human quality that arises in a child from nurturing attachment relationships, is increasingly rare in our stressed, alienated, and disconnected culture. Mary Gordon's Roots of Empathy program, outlined in this indispensable book, provides young students with an environment in which they can interact with someone even more vulnerable than they, under the care and attention of loving adults. Empathy grows naturally."--Gabor Mate, MD, author of Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers"[An] impressive book... It's a bold and wonderful idea, part of a movement to put empathetic understanding of other people alongside the academic concerns of education and close to the center of our society."--The Globe and Mail"This brilliant program belongs in every classroom in every school in every country of the world, forever. There's no better way to teach empathy--the essential human trait."--Raffi Cavoukian, singer, author, and founder of Child Honoring"Mary Gordon has opened the door to finally treating the whole child in a practical, no-nonsense, yet sensitive and compassionate way."--Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto"In this engaging book, Gordon describes how her program has helped reduce incidences of aggression and bullying... This 'emotional literacy' allows Roots of Empathy to educate, as Gordon puts it, 'both the mind and the heart.'"--Ode"I've long recommended the Roots of Empathy program in my own work with parents, children, and educators, which, like Mary Gordon's program, is focused on teaching children how to do the right thing. Roots of Empathy is an essential book for every one of us invested in cultivating greater empathy in children--whether at home or in the classroom."--Michele Borba, EdD, author of Building Moral Intelligence and Parents Do Make a Difference"Emboldened by what infants and young children have taught us about how early in life the seeds of compassion are planted and what it takes to grow the roots of empathy deeply, Mary Gordon strives to bring about no less than world peace and protection for our planet's future, starting with schools and classrooms everywhere, one child, one parent, one teacher at a time."--T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School and Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center and Joshua Sparrow, MD, Director of Special Initiatives, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, authors of the Touchpoints books Mary Gordon has created a brilliant strategy for teaching young children the essential skills to see the mind within each person Empathy in all its forms is encouraged and cultivated in this science-based, emotion-inspiring, life-changing immersion in the inner world of human development. from the foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of The Developing Mind and Parenting from the Inside Out Empathy, an innate human quality that arises in a child from nurturing attachment relationships, is increasingly rare in our stressed, alienated, and disconnected culture. Mary Gordon's Roots of Empathy program, outlined in this indispensable book, provides young students with an environment in which they can interact with someone even more vulnerable than they, under the care and attention of loving adults. Empathy grows naturally. Gabor Mate, MD, author of Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers [An] impressive book... It s a bold and wonderful idea, part of a movement to put empathetic understanding of other people alongside the academic concerns of education and close to the center of our society. The Globe and Mail This brilliant program belongs in every classroom in every school in every country of the world, forever. There s no better way to teach empathy the essential human trait. Raffi Cavoukian, singer, author, and founder of Child Honoring Mary Gordon has opened the door to finally treating the whole child in a practical, no-nonsense, yet sensitive and compassionate way. Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto In this engaging book, Gordon describes how her program has helped reduce incidences of aggression and bullying This emotional literacy allows Roots of Empathy to educate, as Gordon puts it, both the mind and the heart. Ode I ve long recommended the Roots of Empathy program in my own work with parents, children, and educators, which, like Mary Gordon s program, is focused on teaching children how to do the right thing. Roots of Empathy is an essential book for every one of us invested in cultivating greater empathy in children whether at home or in the classroom. Michele Borba, EdD, author of Building Moral Intelligence and Parents Do Make a Difference Emboldened by what infants and young children have taught us about how early in life the seeds of compassion are planted and what it takes to grow the roots of empathy deeply, Mary Gordon strives to bring about no less than world peace and protection for our planet s future, starting with schools and classrooms everywhere, one child, one parent, one teacher at a time. T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School and Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center and Joshua Sparrow, MD, Director of Special Initiatives, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, authors of the Touchpoints books" I ve long recommended the Roots of Empathy program in my own work with parents, children, and educators, which, like Mary Gordon 's program, is focused on teaching children how to do the right thing. "Roots of Empathy" is an essential book for every one of us invested in cultivating greater empathy in children whether at home or in the classroom. Michele Borba, EdD, author of "Building Moral Intelligence" and "Parents Do Make a Difference" Emboldened by what infants and young children have taught us about how early in life the seeds of compassion are planted and what it takes to grow the roots of empathy deeply, Mary Gordon strives to bring about no less than world peace and protection for our planet 's future, starting with schools and classrooms everywhere, one child, one parent, one teacher at a time. T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School and Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center and Joshua Sparrow, MD, Director of Special Initiatives, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, authors of the "Touchpoints" books This brilliant program belongs in every classroom in every school in every country of the world, forever. There 's no better way to teach empathy the essential human trait. Raffi Cavoukian, singer, author, and founder of Child Honoring Mary Gordon has opened the door to finally treating the whole child in a practical, no-nonsense, yet sensitive and compassionate way. Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto Empathy, an innate human quality that arises in a child from nurturing attachment relationships, is increasingly rare in our stressed, alienated, and disconnected culture. Mary Gordon's Roots of Empathy program, outlined in this indispensable book, provides young students with an environment in which they can interact with someone even more vulnerable than they, under the care and attention of loving adults. Empathy grows naturally. Gabor Mat , MD, author of "Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers"

EAN: 9781615190072
ISBN: 1615190074
Publisher: Experiment LLC, The
Dimensions: 22.86 x 16 x 1.78 centimetres (0.43 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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