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Raising Kids Who Create Peace

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

In these crazy times when we can't seem to find peace anywhere, we have to remember that it starts in the home and that it starts with our youngest. What a huge responsibility that is.

Appreciation, forgiveness, empathy, compassion, and humility. These things can all be taught to very, very young children, just as hate, cruelty, jealousy, and violence can. People don't always realize just how early this all begins.

A 1997 study from the University of California at Berkeley shows that children as young as 18 mos. can demonstrate empathy. They are able to see a researchers' perspective and respond appropriately, even if it's not their own view.