Help kids learn empathy

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Empathy — the ability to understand and share the feelings of another — is something that experts say can be enhanced, learned, and practiced.  Could a generation of children raised to be empathic change the world? Imagine… no hunger, homelessness, or war. Imagine schools with no bullying. How do you foster an empathic environment at home? Try these suggestions to encourage empathy in your child:

  • Model caring for others
  • Model good listening skills
  • Challenge prejudices and stereotypes
  • Help them learn to recognize, express, and manage their feelings
  • Encourage responsibility
  • Immerse them in literature and art

Full Article: GreatKids!

Published by Cara Zara

Professional entertainer and educator Cara Zara has performed at festivals, events, libraries, charity functions, and summer camps throughout the Southeast and has interacted with over 250,000 children. She has been teaching her popular programs since 2011 and has taught at over 200 private and public schools throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. She loves inspiring children to learn and be physically active through fun movement and laughter.

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