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Teaching Empathy to Kids

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The ability to understand the feelings of others is an important skill for healthy, prosperous relationships and social connections. Research has found that parents who know how to foster empathy in their children weren’t born with this knowledge – they learned and applied it. And you can learn teaching empathy to kids too!

It’s tricky – but not impossible – as a parent, teacher, or therapist to teach children about empathy; however all work will pay off when teaching them such skills early on in life helps create healthier friendships later on down the road.

By teaching empathy to kids we teach children to care about other people and put themselves in somebody else’s shoes. We teach them that it is good to take another person’s feelings into account and treat people fairly.

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