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Growing empathy for a peaceful world

May 2008 Blog Posts (2)

Stunning Quote from Robin Grille's Parenting for Peaceful World

From the Preface, p xvii

“Our understanding of early childhood development has grown so rapidly in recent years that we can now say the following with unprecedented confidence: The human brain and heart that are met primarily with empathy in the critical early years cannot and will not grow to choose a violent or selfish life.”

Added by Alice Aird on May 10, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How Babies Think: The Science of Childhood

by Alison Gopnik, Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl

“Most of us see a picture of innocence and helplessness: a clean slate. But, in fact, what we see in the crib is the greatest mind that has ever existed, the most powerful learning machine in the universe.”

This book is an account of, and an attempt to explain, babies’ and toddlers’ capacities and methods of learning about the world. The central themes may be summarized as follows:

(1) The human brain is like a… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on May 1, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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