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Empathy in Children

Why Wishing Colin a Happy Birthday Is Important for Your Kids

GalTime | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents

When 10-year-old Colin told his mom not to bother planning him a birthday party because he has no friends, his mom decided to prove him wrong. She created the Facebook page "Happy Birthday Colin" for her son who has Asperger's Syndrome.

Superheroes, a Hermit Crab and Lessons about Charity

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

Since Simon turned 2, my husband and I have tried to downplay materialism and play up the importance of helping others, even while knowing the concept of charity is hard for a young child.

Nurturing Empathy in Children

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
David Sack, M.D.

Studies show children are born equipped to be empathic, but these skills take time and practice to develop.