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Babies, Bullying, and finding the Empathy.

Fighting Bullying with Babies? Now this may seems like a new concept, but not to Mary Gordon, an educator who founded Roots Empathy, a seriously proactive parent education program – one that would begin when the mothers- and fathers-to-be were in kindergarten.

The program runs from kindergarten to 7th grade and involves pre visits, baby visits and post visits. The baby seems to work as a “heart softening magnet.” Mary herself says that the program is a “launch pad for them to understand their own feelings and the feelings of others. It carries over to the rest of the class.”

Click here to read the rest of this wonderful article, authored by David Bornstein. Author of “How to Change the World,” which has been published in 20 languages, and “The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank,” and is co-author of “Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know.” He is the founder of, a media site that reports on social innovation.

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