Learning Empathy by Showing Empathy

Author Cornelia Maude Spelman draws from the story of “Oliver Twist” to show how children learn empathy.


We learn empathy by being shown empathy. And most of us are able to respond and to then show empathy for others.  Every child needs at least one person who is kind.  Those of us who teach, who work with children and families might be in a position to be that crucial kind person who could make all the difference in a child’s life.