Roots of Empathy teaches us to think about others' feelings - not just our own.
Rylan at six years of age has already developed a vocabulary of feeling words – emotional literacy. Words are tools for thinking and this working vocabulary of feeling words is a requirement to understanding other people’s feelings. The empathy that Rylan is describing is at the base of all pro-social behaviour and its absence underscores bullying and cruelty of all kinds. Rylan is a changer.