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Art and Stories by Children who are Changing the World

Emotional Literacy

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.

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Roots of Empathy is a charitable organization, whose mission is to build caring, peaceful, and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults. Our vision is to change the world – child by child.

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