Teach Your Toddler Empathy

In our society, empathy is a critical component to helping us connect with others and interact with compassion and understanding. Being able to recognize another person’s emotions and place yourself in their shoes, however, is more of a complex skill than most people realize.

It is not something you either have or don’t have; we can each possess different degrees of empathy, and we can also continue to enhance our capacity for empathy throughout our lives…

Here are some tips to help teach

toddlers empathy:

1. Be what you want to see….

2. Involve children in charitable activities…

3. Ask your child to think of others and role play…

4. Validate your child’s feelings. ..

5. Praise your child when he shows empathy toward others. ..

by Dr. Gail Gross