Learn empathy

As a school counselor at a middle school, I find many skills can be useful to adolescents. The most important thing I try to teach my students is empathy… Empathy is a critical skill that is important for all stages of life. 

  • Actively try to imagine what others are feeling/thinking.
  • Meditate.
  • Read fiction and identify with the characters.
  • Have a chat with someone with different views and sincerely listen.

Jared Buhanan-Decker