Skip to main content

Babies Teach Students the Importance of Good Behavior

As part of a program called Roots of Empathy, educators in five Washington, D.C., classrooms are using visits from babies to teach elementary school students about the importance of empathy, patience and self-control.

Lead image for this article

As part of a program called Roots of Empathy, educators in five Washington, D.C., classrooms are using visits from babies to teach elementary school students about the importance of empathy, patience and self-control. Researchers suggest that students who participate in the program have shown a marked decrease in bullying behaviors and improvement in the areas of sharing and cooperation. (The Washington Post)

The Texas Tribune Member Drive Fall 2021 banner

Support public-service journalism that’s always free to read.

Yes, I'll donate today