Tips to Substitute Empathy for Envy
If you are a parent…
- Avoid comparing your kids. They will do it anyway but the comparisons add fuel to the fire.
- Teach your children that life isn’t always fair but the answer does not lie in either envy or self-pity. It makes more sense to do your best and leave the rest.
- Teach them some version of the Golden Rule. (For kids song, “We’re in the Same Boat” and lesson on this topic, you can download free here when sign up).
- Teach them that practice, hard work and
Remember that we are all in the same boat
together in this voyage called life.
Empathy brings us together and
envy tears us apart.
By DEBRA MANCHESTER MACMANNIS, LCSW