acclaimed Empathic Parenting journal was begun by Dr. Elliott Barker, whose
illuminating article, "The Social Causes of Crime" appears on our site. Dr.
Barker is a forensic psychiatrist and the founder/director of the Canadian Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Since 1978 Empathic Parenting has
presented thoughtful essays dealing with the long-term consequences of inadequate
nurturing during the first three years of life. The web site includes articles from
the past seventeen years of publication, with essays by leading writers on the
relationship between early nurturing and crime, and on the social forces related to
inadequate nurturing. The site concludes with articles giving "reason to
hope", and suggestions for "enhancing affection among all persons in
The Empathic Parenting site is a place of wisdom and heart, inviting us to
join in their efforts to "make this world a much gentler, kinder and more
affectionate place in which to live, not only for our children, but for us all. If you
are a mother, a father, a parent-to-be or in any way interested and concerned about
children and parenting, you will find here a home from which you may draw inspiration,
support and encouragement."
Among the vast number of sites on the Internet, Empathic Parenting stands
out as one of the most important, providing critical information on the need for
treating children with love and respect if we are to begin solving the challenging
problems within our society. We are grateful for it's presence, and urge all of our
readers to visit.