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Cultivating Empathy in Children

Cultivating Empathy in Children

How can parents and carers foster compassion and consideration in children? Developmental psychologist Nava Silton explains.

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How do you explain empathy to a child?
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What drives children to tease and make fun of other children's physical characteristics, name or abilities etc? Are the kids that do this lacking empathy?
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I have a 6 month old daughter. My family members often have negative attitudes or use negative humor. As she begins to understand us, how do I talk with her about what she hears?
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Does empathy need to be taught or do most children naturally develop it?
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Are there different types of empathy?
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How best to respond when your curious child makes a loud comment about someone's disability or appearance?
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Is there an effective intervention for the problems with empathy often seen in children with ASD?
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How do I know that my child is effectively developing empathy?
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Can you give me some examples of empathy activities for toddlers?
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Is there a test for empathy in children?
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By what age should a child have developed empathy?
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