The leaders of tomorrow are sitting in the classrooms of today and they need imagination and empathy to be able to identify and solve society’s problems.
Roots of Empathy harnesses of the power of a secure attachment relationship between infant and parent – the first and most powerful model of empathy. Emotional literacy develops as children begin to identify and label the baby’s feelings, reflect on and understand their own feelings, then the feelings of others.
By demonstrating the baby-parent relationship to children in schools, we can help to break intergenerational cycles of aggression, domestic abuse, child abuse, youth violence and bullying in schools and the workplace.
Roots of Empathy has the power to tip a generation of children – to create a world that is kind, resilient and inclusive. It develops a culture where children learn to care for themselves, for one another, for their world and for their future.
So far, we have reached over one million children around the world.