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Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. When we have empathy, we are able to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, and imagine what they are feeling and what they are going through. Empathy allows us to connect with others, build relationships and show compassion for what others are experiencing. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

15 Ways to Help Kids Develop Empathy

https://parentingpod.com/teaching-kids-empathy/

For Families: 5 Tips for Cultivating Empathy

https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/resources-for-families/5-tips-cultivating-empathy

Why it’s Important to Nurture Empathy in Kids

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-to-nurture-empathy-in-kids-and-why-its-so-important-621098

The Importance of Showing Empathy to Kids who Think and Act Differently

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/understanding-childs-challenges/talking-with-your-child/the-importance-of-showing-empathy-to-kids-with-learning-and-thinking-differences

Activities:

8 Empathy Activities

http://preventingbullying.promoteprevent.org/8-empathy-activities

17 Activities for Kids to Practice Kindness and Compassion

https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/blog/17-activities-kids-practice-kindness-compassion/

13 Games that Teach Empathy

https://www.parentmap.com/article/games-apps-teach-empathy-compassion

Videos:

All About Empathy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itp21tly8nM

Sesame Street: Empathy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1Rt1R4xbM

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

How to Help Teenagers Develop Empathy

https://www.melbournechildpsychology.com.au/blog/help-teenagers-develop-empathy/

Growing Empathy in Teens

https://www.today.com/parenting-guides/growing-empathy-teens-t179092

Teaching Teens the Power of Empathy

http://mindquestgroup.com/teaching-teens-power-of-empathy/

Activities:

Teaching Empathy to Young Adolescents

https://www.originsonline.org/newsletters/winter-2008-dd/teaching-empathy-young-adolescents

Tools to Teach Teens Compassion and Empathy

https://howtoadult.com/tools-teach-teen-compassion-empathy-12264468.html

Empathy Quiz

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/quizzes/take_quiz/empathy

Videos:

Empathy Can Change the World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU3QfyqvHk8&t=2s

Brene Brown on Empathy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

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