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School Psych Corner: How to Foster Sympathy in Your Children at a Young Age

Editor’s Note:   Thank You @ariyares on Twitter for calling our attention to this article.


Parents and teachers might often wonder how to teach children caring toward others–more so when the world feels full of disagreement, conflict, and aggression.

This post originally appeared on The Conversation.

As development psychologists, we know that children start to pay attention to the emotions of others from an early age. They actively take into account others’ emotions when making decisions about how to respond to them.

Does this mean that children feel sympathy for others from an early age? And is there a way in which parents can teach their children to be sympathetic?

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