Teaching Empathy; A Matter of Life and Death

As a parent, as a Connecticut resident and as a human being I can only say that I am heart broken and mad as hell. When did killing another child become an option?

Why isn’t conflict resolution a class in all our schools?

Why is basic life skills education less accessible than junk food? Imagine a world where families and schools got the support and information they need to affect socio emotional learning for everyone. Violence is the end result of many conflicts that might have been resolved constructively if our children had the skill set required. Skills like empathy and effective communication. 

by Marilynn Halas 


Let’s not let Maren’s death be in vain.

Let’s honor her with a renewed call

for empathy for all of us.