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Renowned child psychiatrist, Dr. Pamela Cantor, answers the questions on many parents' minds in light of the tragedy in Newtown, CT.
In the wake of Newtown and the Boston Marathon bombing, here are some great ways Dr. Pamela Cantor recommends discussing tragic events with children.
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Tom Monahan serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CEB. As part of CEB’s leadership for more than a decade, Tom has helped redefine how the world’s leading companies make their most important decisions. This is the first interview of the Empathy Initiative’s Philanthropy Series. What would you say [...]
The tactics are different from those used for encouraging achievement.
How do sports and video games teach kids to be empathetic?
Newly elected Ashoka US Fellow Emily May--founder of Hollaback!--has had her share of challenges and set-backs. But her mission to end street harassment has kept her iterating time and again on her model. Ashoka conducted the following interview to get to know her better and to ask for her advice...
Ashoka India Fellow Pradip Sarmah was riding in a rickshaw one day in India when he had a conversation that would change the course of his life...
It’s a well-publicized reality that job growth is not consistent with the increase in the number of college graduates, and the unemployment crisis is a major concern for many countries. And yet, employers and business leaders are beginning to insist that their demand for talent is not being met...
This post discusses the most effective ways of expressing the truth.
There is a road from one heart to another
Why didn’t readers of a column on the need for early-childhood interventions see a caring mom instead of her old tattoos?
Empathy In Action: How a Concept is Making Real Change In the WorldThe world can be a scary and confusing place when you're a kid, even if you're one of the lucky ones and have every imaginable amenity at your disposal. Even the most fortunate c...
Is technology tearing us apart? Can it bring us together?
The evidence for empathy in elephants seems overwhelming, so can we now draw on our own empathetic nature to end their slaughter?
"An elephant with his trunk raised is a ladder to the stars." Gregory Colbert.
Four schools are leading the way on unleashing the potential of next-generation changemakers.
Finding balance in inquiry, planning, and power
The author discusses the importance of being pushed out of one's comfort zone in order to feel connected to a different country or community.
Newly elected Ashoka US Fellow Mike Marriner–founder of Roadtrip Nation–knows a thing or two about the importance of mentorship. As an aspiring social entrepreneur, it was his mentors that helped him work through the initial challenges of his venture...
"In order to thrive in an interconnected world, one must learn a number of crucial, non-academic skills such as understanding and relating to perspectives other than one’s own; mastering teamwork, critical and creative thinking; and being an adept problem-solver." -- Ashoka US Fellow Dana Mortenson
Four schools are leading the way on unleashing the potential of next-generation changemakers...
providing a space where creativity can flourish and self worth can be established can lessen a young womans vulnerability to sex traffickers.
Classroom programs designed to improve elementary school students' social and emotional skills can also increase reading and math achievement, even if academic improvement is not a direct goal of the skills building, according to a study to be published this month in American Educational Research Journal ...
WATCH this video on Vancouver's work to embed social and emotional learning into its education system
It's important to determine when it's appropriate to speak up on a sensitive issue, and how to do so when there is a need. Here are seven tips from a professional facilitator for tackling tough conversations.
Young women in Haiti are starting businesses as street vendors to afford an education for themselves and their children.
Anyone who's had MRI knows how hard it is to lie motionless. But the dogs that participated in this brain-scanning experiment aced the test. Maybe the treats did it.
Thanks to these beautiful hairy angels! :)
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuin...