by Frank RaHow to teach empathy in children? What is the difference between empathy and sympathy? “Empathy and Parenting: teaching empathy with children - Empathy training with empathy exercises “, based on "A course in Happiness", is a training in empathy for parents, teachers, educators, etc. who want to facilitate empathy in children. ”Empathy and Parenting: teaching empathy with children - Empathy training with empathy exercises” comes with selected empathy exercises.
While the way children understand the intellectual meaning, and implications, of empathy varies from case to case, a straightforward approach makes everything easier to relate to. For example, show a few pictures of people who clearly look happy, bored, suprised, etc and ask children to identify what these people are feeling. Then, show pictures of people waiting for a bus, looking at their watch, etc. and ask children to identify what these people are likely to be thinking. Then, just explain that is empathy: the capacity of understanding what other people feel and think. Explain that we all have this capacity for empathy, and that it gets better and better when cultivated with determination. Show pictures of happy kids in groups, playing together, listening to each other, etc. and explain that kids who are empathic are better at understanding their own feelings and the ones of peers, parents, teachers, etc. This resulting in people liking even more to communicate with them, at the advantage of everyone's happiness.
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About the author
Frank is Italian, has spent most of his adult life in North America, England and Estonia, and travelling around the World. He settled in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. He is a Dharma instructor, currently furthering his knowledge by attending Amida Trust's training about Buddhist psychology and its therapeutic applications; has been coaching and working in eCommunication since late 1995; he also studied business and graduated in International Relations and Diplomacy.
Traveling around the World and meeting different cultures, he understood what we need to be happy is already available here and now; we just need to look and see the context with open eyes. He also think that life is the ultimate koan, with hints can be found both within and outside one's tradition, and the final answer lies only within oneself – or the lack of it as understood in the conventional way. You can contact him on http://www.amareway.org/
|Title||Empathy and Parenting|
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