Cultivating Kids Who Care and Have Empathy
Date(s) - Sep 9, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, YMCA CCRR
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Is caring something you can teach a child? While we all desire caring and considerate children, there is much confusion regarding how to get there. Dr. Deborah MacNamara will address the developmental roots of these highly held virtues and the negative effects prevailing child-rearing practices have on caring. This presentation will focus on how parents and teachers can best cultivate these characteristics and social responsibility as a whole. It will include the story behind The Sorry Plane (her new children’s picture books) that aims to help adults preserve a child’s caring spirit and cultivate empathy.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Early Care and Education
- Family Support
- Service System: CCRR
Suitable for early learning and child care professionals.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-931-3400 Ext. 0
Dr. Deborah MacNamara
Dr. Deborah MacNamara is on Faculty at the Neufeld Institute, the author of the best selling book Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one), and her new children’s book, The Sorry Plane. She is the Director of Kid’s Best Bet, a family counselling centre and is a developmentalist concerned with creating the conditions for children to realize their full potential.