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.