Teaching Empathy - How to do it best?
We want to teach our children so many things, to instill the values most important to us in them. One of the key relational skills many parents wish to impart on their youngsters is empathy. The capacity to “read” other person’s feelings followed by an offering of comfort, support and understanding. Parents receive different advice meant to help develop empathy in their children, such as telling their child they are sorry, instructing them to shake hands after a conflict, wri