Presence

Modeling empathy to promote peace

October 18, 2016

I believe empathy is one of the most important aspects in promoting peace.  Children who are taught to be empathetic and who witness empathy will, in turn, show more empathy to others. I attempt to teach empathy to my children through positive discipline, responding sensitively to their needs and emotions, and being present for them. I […]

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Children are the seed for peace…

October 12, 2016
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A prayer for the motherless daughter

October 10, 2016

Lesehu was her name. She was only 18 months old when her mama — like so many in Botswana, Africa — died from AIDS. I met her at the daycare center that my friend Marie Jose, a Catholic nun with 20 years of service in that country, had quickly put together to address the emergency […]

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Daily tip: How to help children exposed to violence

October 10, 2016
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