Transforming Bullies — with Babies

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November 10, 2012

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Transforming Bullies -- with Babies

Every child begins the world again.

– Henry David Thoreau –

Transforming Bullies — with Babies

“Teacher Raya patrols a group of giggly kindergarten students, looking each so deeply in the eye that many squirm and bashfully reach for her toes. Her father carries her in his arms. Raya is not quite five months old. She’s teaching them about being kind and how to talk about their feelings so that later, they don’t terrorize each other. Teacher Raya, as they call her, is a “volunteer” with Roots of Empathy, the country’s oldest and largest anti-bullying program.” { read more }

Be The Change

The next time you run into someone you find hard to get along with, try kindling empathy by imagining (or remembering) what they were like as an infant.

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