TITLE

Developing Empathy

AUTHOR(S)
Poole, Carla
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides suggestions for parents to develop the feeling of empathy in their children. Infancy is a highly social period of life, full of smiles, vocalizations and eye contact. After the first year, babies begin to take social cues from parents and teachers. At 18 months, a toddler becomes aware of himself and his relationships with others. People are no longer just extensions of him but separate beings with their own feelings. Toddlers this age are also developing more long- term memory and can recall feelings and experiences. In order to develop empathy in their child, parents should encourage caring play. Children should be included in the problem-solving process when the parent are comforting a child.
ACCESSION #
11347485

 

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