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Nurturing the Seed of Infinite Potentialities in Every Child

Nurturing the Seed of Infinite Potentialities in Every Child

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How can I


— support my child to be(come) caring with themselves and others

— create and grow a nurturing space

— be calm and caring

PIP O: A PIP is a seed found in the core of a fruit. It represents beginnings and groth. O stands for Omega, the final letter in the greek alpha

A new space for those who want to explore questions like these with others who are also interested in children’s healthy and ethical development, sharing experiences and learnings, and working together to lift up the next generation.

Welcome to PIP O.


PIP O. is the knowledge hub for the Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention at the University of Toronto


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The Platinum Rule

Educators are teaching and working in unprecedented circumstances, finding creative ways to support their students’ learning, and just as importantly, ...


Empathy and Kindness!

Listed below are some quick facts about kindness and empathy. How many of these facts did you know?


Empathy for Others

What is empathy? How do I make sure my child grows up to be a kind person? Read on to find out why empathy for others is an important part of a child’s development.


Online Magazine

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Cover of PIP O. Gazette 1-2022 Empathy for others

The PIP O. Gazette is a magazine all about child development, mental health, and flourishing. You’ll find articles about latest research, fresh parenting and teaching ideas, and tips from child development experts and caregivers with lived experience.

The PIP O. Gazette is published two times each year.


PIP O. Gazette 1-2022

Empathy for others

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Wonder Lab Art Sessions

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Colorful Animal World! Session 1

Students had the chance to reflect on their own self-image: Who are they? Which characteristics do they think define them? Students then selected an animal that ...

Colorful Animal World! Session 3

Students discussed what kind of world they would like to live in, and were asked to think about the unique needs and preferences of each of their animals as they imagined ...


Colorful Animal World! Session 2

Students took time to think about their family, friends, and classmates, considering how each are different and how this diversity makes everyone unique and ...


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