Making the world a better place, one Rebel Girl at a time

Making the world a better place, one Rebel Girl at a time

I can’t quite remember exactly when I came across it. It may have been whilst ambling through Chelsea Market on a recent trip to New York. What I do remember is that I was captivated the moment it caught my eye.

Yes I am a lover of books. It’s not hard to get me to pick one up and devour its front and back covers, and maybe even a few internal pages. But this one was different. Before I’d even touched it I knew I had to have it in my life, in my daughter’s life.

Social media is killing empathy. Here's how storytelling can save it.

Social media is killing empathy. Here's how storytelling can save it.

When I hear that empathy as a trait is in decline largely due to social media, I feel despair. And a little panic. Not only because the idea of my kids (now 2 and 5) being on social media freaks the absolute living daylights out of me, but because now, more than ever empathy is emerging as a key skill required for success in the workforce of the future.
 
Thank goodness there is a solution. And that solution is teaching our kids the timeless art of storytelling. It may sound outlandish, but hear me out. 

Storytelling is the buzzword of the moment. But is it just a passing trend?

Storytelling is the buzzword of the moment. But is it just a passing trend?

I don't know if it's just me but all of a sudden I see the word 'storytelling' EVERYWHERE. It could be a classic case of car 'snap', you know, you never see any red Minis on the road - you buy a red Mini - all of a sudden they're everywhere. Or it could be that this age old art form is genuinely experiencing a significant renaissance.