Teaching Empathy: Putting Education & ‘Success’ into Perspective

It is the child who has experienced compassion and empathy in his or her own life who grows up knowing how to relate to and connect with others and how to engage in healthy relationships which is the foundation for any productive, happy and meaningful life.

In the aftermath of the recent movie theater massacre, news reports indicated that the perpetrator was, by all accounts, very well-educated and highly intelligent. …

 

Five Ways Parents Can Cultivate Compassion and Empathy:

 

1. Show unconditional love to your children….

 

2. Be a role model and show compassion and empathy towards others so that your kids can see it in action….

 

3. Reduce exposure to violent film, television programs and video games,..

 

4. Teach your kids how to be peacemakers and teach them how to fairly mediate disputes…

 

by Jill