Developing Empathy in the Early Years

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By Helen Garnett (Jessica Kingsley, £5.99)

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‘Our world has countless numbers of people who are governed by unregulated feelings and bound by their unawareness of other people’s perspectives and behaviours. In return, they are misjudged and misunderstood, largely due to a lack of empathy…We try to patch up these broken individuals – in our education system, in psychiatric care and our prisons – but it is often far too late’. So says former teacher Ms Garnett, author of this essential, scholarly and insightful book. Featuring a broad range of examples and research balanced with first-class practical advice, this book reveals where the roots of empathy lie, how to prioritise it in practice, and how it manifests itself in young brains.

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