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