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The Roots of Empathy – Mary Gordon

March 24, 2006
"Parents are creating the peaceful society that we will inherit"
"We can never find the humanity in one another unless we have empathy"
"Children who have loving secure attachments have a better ability to learn, to regulate their emotions and to respond to stress"
Emotional Literacy – "Talking about feelings gives children language for their emotions"
"We learn how to be loving by how we are loved"
Authentic Communication – "When you are engaged in equal mutual dialogue, the child is a partner rather than a passive recipient"
Social Inclusion – "Make sure no child is left out"
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