empathy expands a person’s horizons and deepens their knowledge of the world, other people, and themselves.
Developing empathy and expressivity can take time
Kids come to their emotions in different ways and on their own timetables, and we must be understanding of that.
Empathy, like many other psychological traits, arises slowly, over the course of years, and not all children will move at the same pace. Science shows that our prefrontal cortex, responsible for personality development and other tasks, doesn’t finish developing until our mid-twenties. I believe that it’s only since becoming a father that I’ve begun to approach my own potential for emotional maturity, especially in regards to compassion and empathy.
By Brian Gresko