What is Empathy, and Why Does It Matter?

Empathy represents our ability to understand other people’s feelings. Empathy involves emotional and cognitive reactions to other people’s experiences, allowing us to recognize and understand other people’s emotions.  But why is empathy so important for our kids’ future? When we understand how other people feel, we can use this understanding to communicate more effectively and…

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How to Teach Your Child Empathy?

Empathy involves cognitive and emotional processes that can be shaped by learning. For example, both the emotional component (feeling scared when another person feels scared) and a cognitive component (trying to imagine what others are feeling and thinking) of empathy can be developed and improved due to our brain’s flexibility.  Namely, the brain can change…

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