helping kids learn empathy

Modeling empathy to promote peace

October 18, 2016

I believe empathy is one of the most important aspects in promoting peace.  Children who are taught to be empathetic and who witness empathy will, in turn, show more empathy to others. I attempt to teach empathy to my children through positive discipline, responding sensitively to their needs and emotions, and being present for them. I […]

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The key to world peace and harmony

October 4, 2016

What is the key to promoting peace and harmony in our world? In view of all the recent unrest and violence in our country and around the world, it’s a timely and imperative question. It’s a question I often reflect on. As the mother of two young children, I’ve come to the realization that my role as a […]

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The Importance of Empathizing with Children – Guest Post by Dionna Ford

October 17, 2012

We are delighted to feature a guest post by Dionna Ford of Codename: Mama. Here, she flips perspective from our viewpoint as parents to that of children, as a reminder that what they experience is not the same thing as what we observe.   The Importance of Empathizing with Children by Dionna Ford   Let’s […]

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The Messages We Send Our Children

November 2, 2009

I am currently at the end of nursing my two youngest children through a bout of Influenza. This year’s strain of influenza, the Influenza A H1N1 is spreading rapidly and bringing with it messages of fear even for the most positive thinking parents. When children are sick it is natural for them to be afraid. […]

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