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Empathy and Compassion Begin at Home

Your toddler hits and screams when he doesn’t get his way.  Your five year old often doesn’t seem interested in the feelings of others.  What can you do to help them develop a sense of empathy (trying to understand how someone is feeling) and compassion (empathy + taking action to help someone)?  Instead of talking …Continue reading








Each Kindness

“This is what kindness does, Ms. Albert said. Each little thing we do goes out, like a ripple, into the world.”  – Jacqueline Woodson, Each Kindness Whenever I look at a list of ways to help children become kinder or more compassionate, one suggestion is always to read books to them.  Books help all of …Continue reading