Poet and author Shane Koyczan narrates this poignant short video from the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education on the importance of educating children's hearts as well as their minds. While children need knowledge to prepare them for life, those who love and care for them must also educate their hearts. Teaching compassion, acceptance, tolerance and respect are needed along with knowledge to adequately prepare children for the world.


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  • Jeanne

    Very true. Easier said than done, most parents are busy and are not educated in the field of Social/Emotional teaching of children. I am a retired Preschool Supervisor and believe social/emotional training start in preschool and continues through 12th grade.If adults don't suceed in developmental stages through their youth, it will be very hard to catch up as adults.

  • Sahara

    ' Educate the Heart' ...just reflect on this line- Gives you a many layers of meaning to your life. Thank you for this beautiful video

  • Virginia Reeves

    Overall good message. Learning with and from the heart ought to begin in the home so when children go to school they already know those basics. A certain amount of disappointment helps one to learn to be more grateful for the multitude of good that comes into most lives. Plus, we need to allow children to be just that - not miniature adults. Get off those electronic devices and play with your own imagination, be with others to practice cooperation and compassion, and find places to enjoy nature.

  • Jaylei

    Hi, beautiful video! Please, let the video eligible to receive contributions from the community. I´d like to add subtitles in portuguese.

  • Chinu

    Crisp, effective and really meaningful!

  • Helen C. Gennari

    I so appreciate the reminders that come through this source. Juan Pedro Ruiz Guerrero~~I'm so grateful you chose a different path than what was modeled for you. My father too was a bully, so cruel at times~~and I too chose the way of compassion, acceptance, tolerance and respect. I did the opposite of what I experienced as a child.

  • Juan Pedro Ruiz Guerrero

    Actually, they already know compassion, acceptance and tolerance. We need to NOT teach them the opposite and that, sometimes unfortunately, happens at home. My father was a bully but I refuse to follow in his footstep and remained a "child" at heart.

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