5 Sweet Ways to Nurture Empathy

“It’s so important to me that all of the children in my class feel loved and accepted,” says Sue Davies, prekindergarten teacher at the Grove School of Cary, North Carolina. “I talk about kindness and empathy all the time….

How does Davies nurture empathy? We asked her to share a few of her favorite classroom lessons that contain powerful lessons for all families.


1. Focus on the We
2. Use Positive Language
3. Role Play Feelings
4. Care for the World Around You
5. Talk About Generosity