Title: TEACHING CHILDREN EMPATHY, THE SOCIAL EMOTION
Helping children develop greater empathy-related awareness and skill can help prevent negative social behaviors such as bullying, meanness, and alienation. Empathy is a fundamental social emotion because it brings a sense of emotional connection to others. It moves us past the self and into relational awareness. It is this awareness that is not only basic to all healthy relationships; it is the root of prosocial behavior, altruism, kindness and peace. Each topic-related lesson includes five inviting worksheets that can be reproduced and used repeatedly with elementary school-aged students. The following topics are covered: What is Empathy?; Knowing your own feelings, Learning to read others' feelings; Listening; Feeling other's feelings; Temporarily putting your own feelings aside; Making supportive statements; Doing supportive things; Making/keeping friends; Conflict resolution; Accepting diversity; and Developing self-respect.
Media ID: 32858
Publisher: YouthLight Inc.
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult