"Let Me Help"

Miller, Susan A.
October 2005
Scholastic Parent & Child;Oct2005, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p64
The article discusses the importance of learning emotions in children. Though born with a capacity for empathy, children have to learn how to be sensitive to the feelings of others. During the learning process, it's important to focus on the preschool child's own feelings as a springboard for relating to the feelings of others. Parents should encourage their preschooler to understand emotions and see things from others' perspectives. They should discuss different emotions with children. Use of caring gestures help in demonstrating how actions can offer comfort.


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