TOGETHER TUESDAY

1

JOIN US FOR TOGETHER TUESDAY!

Please comment.

Like me on Facebook: Mary.Kincaid.50

Follow me on Twitter: @marykincaid2001

Follow me on Pinterest: marytkincaidauthor/blogger

Sign up for newsletter.

Mary

 

About Mary T Kincaid

Writer of fiction and non-fiction for children of all ages. Love the mental age where the rules of logic are suspended and there is a willingness to enter the story world no matter what your physical age.

Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

2 Comments on "TOGETHER TUESDAY"

avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Steve Porter
Guest

Children, especially younger ones, are so egocentric other points of view are almost irrelevant. They DO need practical examples to learn empathy. When I taught elementary education (5, 6th grades, 20 years DISD) I made it my purpose to model empathy, especially to the boys. That wasn’t always easy either because they were Hispanic and used to the females in the family taking care of them. That’s part of their culture, one I was careful not to intrude upon, but at the same time I made sure, or tried to anyway, that they understood the importance of feelings.

Stephen
Guest

I try to teach empathy through example. We have a pig named kevin and 2 small children. The kids are sometimes mean to Kevin. So we go through the ‘how would you like it if…’ conversation. The kids don’t intend to be mean, sometimes they just don’t understand Kevin’s point of view.

wpDiscuz