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Teaching Empathy

The Beauty Within: Helping the Poor Often Means Looking Past an Ugly Exterior

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Jan DeBlieu

I've seen the blight and hopelessness. But I've also met people there who are working with the poor -- and in the process creating miracles. This makes me wonder what qualities they have that the rest of us lack.

A Simple Experiment in Empathy

Peter Himmelman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

After the phone call I feel like a tiny tear in the fabric of my own humanity has been restored. All through this simple experiment in empathy.

What If Toys Are the New Textbooks?

Matt Murrie | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
Matt Murrie

Aside from potentially making learning fun (heaven forbid), it turns out toys can teach us a lot that we should be learning, but our antiquated systems of education are failing miserably to provide.

We Are All the Same: Teaching Empathy Through the Arts

Lysa Heslov | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Lysa Heslov

The CMH Global Arts after school programs utilize arts education to enhance our students' understanding of the world by pairing an art modality with an international country of focus.

Literature for a Better World

Emily Atkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Emily Atkinson

Empathy -- our ability to feel for others -- is what allows us to care for each other, to form communities and friendships, to imagine each other's feelings, to commiserate over each other's pain and share in each other's joy.

Help! My Mom Bullied Me Back!

Katie Hurley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Kindness and empathy are known antidotes to bullying, but they need to be taught and modeled on a daily basis. Manipulating a negative situation to make certain that your own child experiences the same level of humiliation is bullying. End of story.

How Can We Help Children Become 'Upstanders' to Bullying?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

The common denominator of all types of bullying is a lack, or erosion, of empathy. Nurturing empathy, a potential that is present in almost all children, is therefore at the heart of interventions to prevent bullying.

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.