Monday, May 6, 2013

Empathy & Prosocial Behavior Training

Promoting Empathy and Other "Prosocial" Behaviors is the latest addition to ChildCare Education Institute's online professional development library. Many of us, including adults, confuse emotions of empathy with sympathy, and feel we're expressing empathy through pity for the hardships of others. Empathy involves sharing the emotions of others, whether those feelings are positive or negative, and the development is a process. Like other prosocial behaviors, empathy is one that should be introduced to children at a young age in order to increase the chance that it can undoubtedly improve relationships and increase understandings throughout their lifetime.

1 comment:

  1. What a nice post. I do agree, most of us still have difficulties to express or even teach this important feeling toward children. During daily daycare routine, we need to teach this valuable feeling to children so that they can understand the importance of honor, respect and care toward other. Even as adult, we are often get difficulties to show this feeling. If we can have better knowledge on this then we can share and finally make a better generation. Keep posting!