A few weeks ago, I read an article about an amazing Canadian program called 'Roots of Empathy'. Have you ever heard of it ?
The idea is incredible : how to teach kindness and respect to children through being exposed to a baby and his parent in their classroom ? The infant becomes the 'teacher' and helps children reflect and identify on their own feelings and those of others.
The program has proven to have extremely positive effects on kids behavior (sharing, helping...) and it has also helped decrease aggression.
Amazing isn't it ?
More about it here
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