February is National Random Acts of Kindness Month, so naturally, we are talking even more to our students about being kind to others, in school and outside of school. Consequently, a critical piece to kindness comes in the form of empathy. As Alfred Alder proclaimed, “empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” However, the true meaning of empathy is sometimes confused with, and lost in the realm of, sympathy. Therefore, teaching our children what empathy is and what empathy looks like is of even greater importance. Take a look at these articles below for great tips on how to educate and encourage empathetic natures within our children!
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