Did you know that empathetic children share nine habits that they developed? Empathy can be cultivated and we have work to do. Here are the 9 habits of empathetic children.
Use these questions to talk to your kids about character.
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule Be tolerant of differences Use good manners, not bad language Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone Be considerate of the feelings of others Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements You don’t
Everyone needs friends –– but especially kids. Of course, the prime reason a kid says friends are important is for fun and companionship.
The bottom line is the kids are watching us and they are copying–the good, the bad, and the very ugly things we say and do. Just in case you need any proof here are a few things our children pick up from watching us.
From our guest contributor, Michael Josephson. Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass
The effects of peer cruelty are far-reaching and can cause immense stress, anxiety, health problems, depression, and humiliation that may result in serious mental health issues for our children.
When children can grasp another’s perspective, they are more likely to be empathetic, anticipate the other’s behavior or thinking, handle conflicts peacefully, be less judgmental, value differences, speak up for those who are victimized, and act in ways that are more helpful, comforting, and supportive of others.
From our guest contributor, Dr. Michele Borba Kindness is contagious, needs just a small spark to ignite, and spreads quickly. Practicing simple, regular kind acts nurtures empathy, alters behavior, changes a culture, and transforms lives. Kindness is that powerful. Here