Is Empathy An Outdated Concept? – What Causes Empathy Deficits in Children?

I’ve always believed that empathy is a core part of what makes us human – and what makes the world a place we can and want to share with others. And I’m certainly not alone…

 

 What Causes Empathy Deficits in Children?
My belief is that parents care deeply about raising children who recognize and respond appropriately when other people are suffering, but that modern life has put many obstacles in our way. Here are some of the hurdles we face in raising empathic children:

 

– Popular Media – Researchers have speculated that the widespread use of social networking and texting contributes to a growing empathy deficit.,..

– Early Attachment Deficits…

– Emotional Trauma…

– Parental Modeling…

– Stress…

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by David Sack, M.D.