Saturday, August 27, 2011

Nicole Forsyth - Why Empathy is the Key to a Kinder Society

I found this post at One Green Planet: Online Destination for the Ecologically Ethical Generation.
Nicole Forsyth is president and CEO for RedRover (formerly United Animal Nations), a nonprofit organization that strengthens the bond between people and animals with a commitment to help, shelter and connect suffering animals with people who care. In 2007, Nicole introduced a program that fosters empathy in children, the RedRover Readers, and co-teaches the RedRover Readers training workshops. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a master’s degree in animal biology in 2006, and holds a master’s degree in communication from the University of Maine and a bachelor’s degree in English and education from the University of Colorado.
I am a huge supporter of any efforts to teach empathy to children - although me sense is that they are pre-wired for empathy so that all we need to do is support its use (and teach parents how to support its use and expression).
Read the whole post.

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