Empathy makes the world go round
Empathy. I think of empathy as the older sibling to mercy. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in another person's shoes, to understand her perspective. The acts of compassion and kindness which flow naturally from empathy are mercy. And it's these two siblings -- empathy and mercy -- which make the world go round.
How do we help our children cultivate empathy? And develop the habit of extending kindnesses?
Our parenting book this month, UnSelfie by Dr. Borba, offers many great ideas on how we can support children's development of empathy, one of which is reading! Yep. Neuroscientists' research findings indicate reading literature helps us to think deeper and to feel for the characters -- the elements necessary for empathy!
So, let's get started on some great books to cultivate our children's empathy.
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But, really, VISIT YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY!