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Alice Aird's Blog – March 2009 Archive (3)

Developing Empathy in Children and Youth - by Kathleen Cotton

An extensive paper outlining definitions of empathy. It canvasses the research and strategies to enable children to empathise with others. The paper is extensively referenced to enable more extensive readings on the development of empathy in young children. United States. See Early Childhood Australia for more articles on Feelings and Empathy…



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Added by Alice Aird on March 31, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Alice Miller - The Roots of Violence

by Alice Miller

The Roots of Violence

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For some years now, there has been proof that the devastating effects of the traumatization of children take their inevitable toll on society - a fact that we are still forbidden to recognize. This knowledge concerns every single one of us and - if disseminated widely enough - should lead to fundamental changes in society; above all, to a halt in the blind escalation of violence. The following points are intended to amplify my… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on March 29, 2009 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Can Empathy Save the World?

My advice is to cultivate a sense of empathy – to put yourself in other people's shoes – to see the world from their eyes.

Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.


Barack Obama: University of Massachusetts at Boston Commencement Address 2006




The care we give our children is the bedrock on which human society is built.

All adult behaviour flows from childhood experience. Nurturing children’s emotional needs and fostering empathy… Continue

Added by Alice Aird on March 22, 2009 at 4:51pm — No Comments

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