One of the many challenges that parents face is teaching their children the concept of compassion and how important helping others simply for the sake of doing good is. It can be a bit difficult for little ones to grasp the concept of acting selflessly, even when they may feel sympathy and compassion, and it’s important to teach them to act on these feelings; here are ten ways to help children of all ages understand and practice compassion for fellow creatures.
5 methods to teach and promote empathy: Role Playing Role Exchanging or Role Reversal Guided Imagination (i.e. imagination and adoption of relevant characteristics) Explicit Modeling Induction (i.e. giving explanations that appeal to other motivating forces and desires)
Professional Development is a life-long learning process that involves different activities including individual progress, continuing education, inservice education, peer collaboration, study groups, and peer coaching or mentoring. The importance of professional development lays in the fact that it is closely related to the overall quality of education and students achievements. Teachers who stop learning and suffice themselves with the curriculum content soon turn into hard working students only a step above their actual students.
When I was finishing my graduate studies in psychology, one piece of raising children stuck out to me – that of teaching empathy.
Science now shows that children are born with empathy. It’s the reason they begin to cry when another baby or child cries. This is truly their (our) natural state. However, we get culturally conditioned out of being empathetic.
Q: What can you do to ensure your child’s natural empathetic style stays with them through adulthood?
A: Be empathetic yourself – as a parent, as a partner, as a human being..