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How Do We Teach Children Compassion and Empathy?

Joan proposes that if compassion is so good for us, why don't we teach it to our children? But how is this done? What are your ideas? What has worked in your experience?

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  • Sep 4 2011: How Do We Teach Children Compassion and Empathy?

    By not ignoring them entirely.
    • Sep 6 2011: And how about this? By NEVER ignoring them; be present; love them; praise them when they achieve something or show kind acts; go to their school as much as you can, help out, even if you work 9-5 they do, too, and there is always something needed, and extra hands to help. Kids watch, see parents helping, with compassion...pretty obvious.

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