As we focus on a new year and a new administration, it is important for us to focus on the lessons we wish to teach our children the lesson of empathy. We can model this for them through our behavior, conversation and priorities.
What is empathy?
A cousin of mine, who works as a housing advocate, sent me the following link that was shared with his office to teach about empathy. This 3 minute video reminds us that empathy means just listening and making a connection to those who need healing. We need not solve a problem. We need not try to make the problem go away. We need only demonstrate that we care through connection without judgment. [Read more…]