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Carter Harkins

Chief Storyteller, Harkins Creative

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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 13 2011: I think of it more as helping children understand compassion and empathy rather than teaching it. We all have desires and motives to connect with others, empathize with others, compete with others, etc. The ability to understand these urges and our feelings towards others is much different than simply knowing what they are.

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