Helping kids focus on empathy and compassion
Watch this video on teaching empathy and compassion to kids. Learn why it's important and how parents can model kindness towards others.
What we're just modeling to them is a kindness toward humankind. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Parents can help teach their children about compassion and empathy during times like this by engaging their children in conversations about morals
and values and what do they think is happening, and to even share their own perspectives of things.
If a parent is planning to donate, maybe they can have their kids sit next to them and show them what it looks like, really
helping them understand that this money is going towards other kids that are just like you. What that does is it helps these children understand
that they're not unlike everybody else and that everybody needs help. And it also helps foster kindness
so that when they're able to take care of kids on the other side of the world, then they're more likely to also think
about how they're taking care of their peers back home, too. Another thing that parents can also do is not just focus on the actual events of what's
happening in Ukraine, but being able to even demonstrate to them what's happening around the world, all the protesting
and what people are saying about Ukraine being attacked. And I think that it's really important to engage children
in these kinds of conversations and also to continue to give them hope, to show that the world is coming together and this is what it looks like for people
to care about each other, even though they have different backgrounds and they don't even speak the same language.
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