Ann Pelo, in her heartfelt book, The Goodness of Rain, explains the importance of helping children develop empathy, and defines it this way:
“Empathy: the awareness of another being’s feelings; the ability to take up another being’s point of view. We nurture empathy when we practice seeing the world from new and unfamiliar perspectives. Looking into a window, not into a mirror, we see from another being’s point of view, we imaginatively enter into another being’s experience...
Empathy sizes us in right proportion to others, not more-than or better-than, or worthier-than, but connected by the shared capacity for joy and suffering. Empathy asks that we consider the well-being of other creatures when we act.”
"Reading The Goodness of Rain made my heart soar. With her beautiful descriptions of guiding young Dylan into seeing the details of the natural world around her, Ann Pelo offers us a clear picture of how we can offer children a strong sense of place in their upbringing." – Margie Carter
Join author Ann Pelo on her year-long journey as she nurtures the ecological identity of a toddler and discovers for herself what it means to live in relationship with the natural world.
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