There is no longer any doubt about the critical role empathy plays in moral development and our motivation for justice, no matter where we live in the world.
Babies provide the perfect way to explore all that is valuable in the human experience, all that is critical in building healthy relationships, and all that is indispensable in creating strong communities and a civil society.
By demonstrating the baby-parent relationship to children in schools, we can help to break intergenerational cycles of aggression, domestic abuse, child abuse, youth violence and bullying in schools and the workplace.
Roots of Empathy has the power to teach a literacy of feeling, increasing the emotional competence, the collaborative skills and the parenting capacity of a whole generation, child by child, classroom by classroom, community by community.
So far, we have reached one million children around the world.