What does teaching empathy look like?

One of the most essential aspects of critical thinking is empathy, the ability to see things through another person’s point of view.

Authors of The Whole Brain Child provide guidance on how to teach children about considering other people’s feelings. They advocate teaching young people about “mindsight”, the ability to look inside your own mind and the mind of others to see what’s going on in there. The book has excellent illustrated examples that can be used directly with kids.

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Here’s a sample dialogue for 

teaching empathy…

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