Charter for Compassion, Roots of Empathy and other nonprofits, parents and school educators are beginning to teach empathy, altruism, anti bullying and kindness to children as part of a shift toward the art of compassion.
Children are often told in a tone of reprimand by parents and teachers: “How would you feel if they did that to you?” It is essentially the photo negative of the Golden Rule (“do unto others …”). What if that message evolved into a positive set of values, then fused into lesson plans, group activities and a school ethos?
It’s happening all over the world, thanks in part to the efforts of the Charter for Compassion and its partners.
by Kristin Miller