Parents need to model empathetic behavior and identify other people’s feelings for their children, says Lynne Sipiora.
Empathy is democratic because it enables you to see that every life is unique and yet deserving of equal consideration. Empathy drives transformation, supports collaborative efforts and creates change.
Empathy drives transformation,
supports collaborative efforts and
Empathy is not “walking a mile in someone’s shoes.”
It is recognizing that they are tired, exhausted and their feet hurt and remembering when you have felt the same. And then it is offering them a ride or maybe a bus ticket and a better fitting pair of shoes.
Empathy first — feel it or learn it.