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  • An e-book to promote the importance of empathy
  • An e-book to promote the importance of empathy
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An e-book to promote the importance of empathy

Would you prefer your kids to be able to read books or people? Studies suggest that more parents would favour the latter. Committee for Children is a non-profit that distributes ‘social-emotional learning materials’ and it’s launching an e-book to help people understand the value of this skill set.

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