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3 Simple (not easy) Steps to Teaching Empathy

Updated: Aug 26, 2020

Research has shown that while narcissism in the United States has gone up dramatically since the '80s, empathy has gone down by as much as 50%!

Does this really surprise you? I've been teaching young children throughout that entire time and I could have told you that was true, but who believes the neighborhood preschool teacher/daycare lady who likes to dance in her PJ's every morning? Even when she has 43 years of experience and a master's degree in human development?

When I was a fairly young teacher, working at an ethnic festival, a fellow board member asked me a really great question. One I'll never forget because it was so simple and so profound. Anyone who knows me knows me knows that I love a good question more than I love dessert!