We are happy to tell you that the Harvard Graduate School of Education states, in its Making Caring Common project that 'Empathy is at the heart of what it means to be human. It’s a foundation for acting ethically, for good relationships of many kinds, for loving well, and for professional success. And it’s key to preventing bullying and many other forms of cruelty.' (https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/parenting-resources-raising-caring-ethical-children/cultivating-empathy, 2018).
There is so much evidence to support the teaching of ethics and empathy to young children, that is why we felt encouraged to write the Ginnie & Pinney stories.