Parents: Start by sharing, not by asking

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Empathy is something we can intentionally cultivate, not teach directly, says Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon, Founder of Roots of Empathy. For parents, that begins with sharing your own feelings and experiences, which grows with children’s emotional literacy.

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Empathy is something we can intentionally cultivate, not teach directly, says Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon, Founder of Roots of Empathy. For parents, that begins with sharing your own feelings and experiences, which grows with children’s emotional literacy.

 

Part 2 of our series on Empathy 101 (view more below)

This article was originally published on June 28, 2016
Related TopicsChildren & Youth, Every Child Practicing Empathy

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