As a social worker, I’m all about empathy and the importance of teaching this “skill” to young kids. This NY Times article brings up some interesting points about the importance of empathy, while also pointing out that empathy alone is not nearly enough:
“If you want to make the world a better place, help people debate, understand, reform, revere and enact their codes. Accept that codes conflict.”
Signe Whitson is an author and educator on bullying, crisis intervention, and child and adolescent emotional and behavioral health. In her articles, books, and training workshops, Signe provides down-to-earth, practical advice for professionals and parents on navigating the daily challenges of living and working with children, tweens and teens.