The “disarming power” of babies to “help teach children how to be kind” (and empathic)

How do babies fit into this program which is based on “Roots of Empathy” which is now common across Canada? According to Ms. Brown

“Roots is built on a simple notion: When babies such as June bring their huge eyes, irrepressible smiles and sometimes unappeasable tears into the classroom, students can’t help but feel for them.

By Dave Andrusko

The idea is that recognizing and caring about a baby’s emotions can open a gateway for children to learn bigger lessons about taking care of one another, considering others’ feelings, having patience.”