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James Kirby

James Kirby

 

James Kirby is the co-founder of The Compassion Initiative, which aims at cultivating a more compassionate society through action, research, and education. He also hosts a podcast series where he discusses compassion with fellow co-founder Dr. Stan Steindl. James is also a regular contributor to The Conversation, writing about compassion and how it relates to areas such as death anxiety, fear of flying, and anger management. He also regularly appears on Australia’s 612ABC radio.

 
 
  

Stories by James Kirby

Articles: The Trouble with Grandparents

By James Kirby | September 6, 2016

Kids and families benefit from having grandparents around. Here are some tips for keeping them involved without the stress.

 

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