Making Sense of Caring and Empathy in Kids:
The Sorry Plane in Action

Why can kids act caring one minute only to erupt in aggression in another? What are we to do when they lack caring or hurt others? We want to cultivate empathy in our kids but how can we do this without using artificial, and often detrimental measures like rewards, praise, or punishment to get there?  Using the children’s picture book, The Sorry Plane, we will examine the developmental science behind caring and empathy and how to grow kids who care. 

The Sorry Plane, written by Deborah MacNamara and illustrated by Zoe Si, is the first book to display the Neufeld Institute Recommended Seal. The initiative, established in 2019, recognizes children’s literature that is congruent with developmental science as well as with the relational-developmental approach articulated by Dr. Gordon Neufeld at the Neufeld Institute. Available now at

Suitability & Applicability

This webinar is suitable for parents and professionals.

Time & Place

This webinar takes place from 10:00 to 11:30 am Pacific on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.


This course is being hosted by the Neufeld Institute, a nonprofit organization with a world-wide reach, devoted to applying developmental science to the raising of children.


Webinar Cancellations:
If a webinar is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances, all registrants will have the option of receiving a full refund or credit.

Participant Cancellation/No Show:
Participants may cancel their registration for a full refund up until 4 pm Pacific on the day before the webinar. After this time, no refunds will be issued. 

Refunds will not be issued to individuals who miss the webinar, either by accident or on purpose (in hopes of depending on the recording due to scheduling conflicts).

Further Information

Just 90 minutes in length, our online webinars are very easy to participate in. No special software or technical equipment is required. All that is needed is a high-speed internet connection. Each participant is able to see the presenter and the PowerPoint slides and can ask questions in a live chat box.

Note regarding webinar recordings:
The registration fee is for the live webinar event only. If there are no technical issues with the recording of the webinar, all participants will be sent a 30 day link to the recording; however, since we cannot guarantee the recording, it is not considered to be part of the registration fee and therefore, no refunds will be issued if there are problems with the recording.