Life Ed: Teaching Kids Empathy – NBC News

From CEOs to educators, doctors to therapists, empathy is a quality being championed across the board. But how can parents and guardians work to instill empathy in their kids, helping them connect with, relate to, and better care for others?


Here to provide expert guidance, is Bob Sornson, Ph.D., the founder of the Early Learning Foundation, and a former classroom teacher and school administrator for more than 30 years. Sornson, a father of four, is also a bestselling author whose books include “Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy.”

Empathy is at the heart of a great family culture. It’s noticing how another person is feeling, and for a moment standing in their shoes…
 

Here are some tips for developing an empathetic family culture: