Teaching Your Child Empathy (3-22-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:       Children can learn to care about how others feel.

PRACTICE:   Today, go to the park or some other place where children play and talk with your child about how other children in the park might be feeling.

If any of them are sad, talk with your child about how to make them feel better.

For example, if a child falls down, your child could offer a bandage. If a child is sad that he has no playmate, your child could offer to play. If a child is upset that he sees others having snacks and he has none, your child could offer to share.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, BOO HOO BIRD.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at When a Kid Gets Hurt.



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