Want to figure out how to make your child thrive? Teach them empathy through listening skills and modeling good behavior.
Some say,”Empathy is a thing of the past; something that is lost to the new generation.” Others proclaim,”It has always been this, and that people need to stop being romantic about our past.”
I am neither romantic of this idea or blind to see that we have always had people that rather […]
When I was invited to write an article about empathy, I immediately thought of an excerpt from ‘Song of Myself’, by the American poet Walt Whitman:
I do not ask the wounded person how he feels,
I myself become the wounded person.
In a nutshell, that defines […]
Three-year-old children aren’t exactly known for being the most empathic of creatures. As anyone who has had a three-year-old in their lives could tell you; most of them simply care about their needs, and can be rather selfish. However, this does not mean that they are incapable of learning the much-needed skill of empathy, and I […]
There’s tears in his eyes,
that roll down his cheek,
landing on the floor,
next to my feet.
I’ve tried to take his pain,
to stop this unknown hurt.
Tried everything of fatherhood,
that up until now I’ve learnt.
But I can’t hold him no tighter,
I can’t stop his grief.
Have I failed him,
far beyond my own belief.
My smile has lost its magic,
without seeing his […]
Unsure of the original story’s origin.
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same […]