- Alcohol, Drugs, and Smoking
- Back to School
- Cellphone Parenting
- Character Strengths and Life Skills
- Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls
- Early Childhood
- Facebook, Instagram, and Social
- Learning with Technology
- Marketing to Kids
- Mental Health
- News and Media Literacy
- Privacy and Internet Safety
- Screen Time
- Sex, Gender, and Body Image
- Special Needs and Learning Difficulties
- Technology Addiction
- Violence in Media
What is empathy?
Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings and perspective of another person. Empathic people can put themselves in someone else's shoes. It also allows people to develop other caring character strengths, such as compassion and gratitude.
Empathy helps us build emotional attachments to other people -- including people we don't know. While kids naturally develop empathy toward siblings, relatives, and friends, empathy is critical to maintaining a healthy, productive, interconnected world.
You can help kids strengthen their empathy by providing emotional support for their feelings, sharing your own feelings, helping your kid understand others' perspectives, and watching movies and TV shows that show others' points of view.