Empathy is being considerate about someone else’s feeling. Putting oneself in other person’s shoes and being compassionate. It’s a life skill!
Although parents don’t overtly train their children to empathise, I think, as I ponder over my son’s reaction, we must teach empathy to them. It’s not impossible!
Here are 6 ways that can help:
1) Constructive instructions
2) Response to emotions
3) Demonstrate empathy
4. Be honest
5. Give and take of responsibility
6. Don’t commercialise empathy