Sandy Hook mom: ‘Nurturing, healing love’ is solution
“When my 6-year-old son was murdered, I decided that I would spend the rest of my life being part of the solution,” she said. ”(Sandy Hook) was 100% preventable.”
Lewis said her programming initiative began after a meeting with a doctoral professor, who told her the words “nurturing, healing and love” are included in the definition of compassion across all cultures. She began researching social and emotional learning, which she called “essential life skills more important than reading, writing and math,” which include how to have healthy relationships, establish meaningful connections, manage emotions, and responsible decision-making.
“This is something that could benefit everyone,” Lewis said. “I also realized there’s been decades of research that all point to the fact that it reduces and prevents all of the issues I was just talking about. It’s a proactive, preventative way of thinking. It’s an incredible thing, it is the solution.”
Read the full story by Hadley Barndollar (Seacoast Online) HERE.