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The Babies Teaching Kindness in Class

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At Rubens Barn we strongly believe in spreading empathy. Through encouraging empathy and understanding we strive for a future or kindness and understanding. A future of caring children, adults and just people of all ages for that matter!

At this point (given the heading of this post) you might be scratching your head wondering what all of this has to do with babies? Well, babies are actually an excellent source for learning empathy. Since they cannot communicate, as adults we are instead made to observe and identify their emotions. In turn, we learn to understand and better exchange emotions with these little people purely on their own terms.

But don't just take our words for it! We were excited to discover an education program called Roots of Empathy that applies this knowledge in classrooms. The result is a clear decrease in school bullying. Watch it HERE on BBC News!