Children Aren’t Born With Empathy – Parents Need to Teach It

Parenting Strategies that Teach Empathy

Children don’t pick up on empathy skills all on their own. Instead, it’s important to take a proactive approach to helping them learn how to empathize.

Here are several strategies that teach empathy:

1. Show your child empathy…

2. Teach your child about feelings

3. Create opportunities to talk about other people’s feelings.

4. Role model altruism.

5. Teach self-discipline skills

6. Talk about global needs.

By Amy Morin Discipline Expert