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The recent tragic events in our world demonstrating hatred and violence make it more important than ever to teach our children to be kind, caring, loving and empathetic. The often consistent media messages which tolerate individual selfishness, narcissism and rudeness need to be counteracted for our children by teaching them philanthropy, generosity and kindness. As a parent, you have the capacity to influence your child’s ability to empathize and their willingness to be compassionate towards others. This is a skill that develops over time through practice, modeling and family discussion.
In her article “8 Ways to Teach Compassion to Kids”, Signe Whitson, states “When children become actively involved in acts of showing compassion to others, they learn about this value in a very deep and enduring way.” Activities that are age appropriate, meaningful and fun for children are especially effective learning tools for them. The holiday season is ripe with opportunities for you and your children to actively practice compassion. The following list contains ideas for you to help your child to become a kinder, gentler person:
At the end of each day, perhaps during your family dinner, let your child share his or her feelings about what they did and how they felt after doing it. Discuss how this action actually helped someone else. This combination of actively engaging in a compassionate activity and connecting that activity to internal feelings and empathy for someone else is a powerful way to teach your child to become a gentle, considerate, sympathetic, helpful, and generous human being. It is an excellent way to help your child to grasp the meaning of “holiday spirit”!
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03 Mar 2016
On his personal blog about adoption, fatherhood, and lessons learned, WACAP CEO Greg Eubanks shares about the relationship he and his youngest son have been working to recreate. With his son’s permission, he offers a few thoughts, with hindsight and from
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