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Empathy is one of my favourite topics.
How can we cultivate empathy in children? Many social-emotional learning programs focus on teaching kids to demonstrate empathy through behaviours and skills. But can true empathy be taught?
Research from Harvard University suggests that we need to go beyond skill-building; it is essential to nurture compassion and help kids see the value of perspective-taking. Check out the link below for 5 helpful tips to cultivate empathy.
"Empathy begins with the capacity to take another perspective, to walk in another’s shoes. But it is not just that capacity. Salespeople, politicians, actors and marketers are often very skilled at taking other perspectives but they may not care about others. Con men and torturers take other perspectives so they can exploit people’s weaknesses. Empathy includes valuing other perspectives and people. It’s about perspective-taking and compassion."