Teaching Your Child Empathy

Can you remember a time when you heard a baby cry, and suddenly a lot of other babies started crying? You may not have known it, but that was empathy. What is empathy? Empathy is when we try to understand someone's feelings from their perspective, and then desire to help that person. Newborn babies react instantly to the distress of others by crying themselves. They are still too young to understand how to help, but empathy is there. Empathy develops as a child's brain and thinking ...
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What Do We Learn Through Trials?

By Spencer W. In the summer of 2012 I learned that I had a brain tumor on the left side of my brain. When I found out I broke down completely. I had always been a healthy, active, normal kid. Now I was a normal kid with a brain tumor at age 18. I went into brain surgery 3 days later and when I woke up I couldn't move my right arm at all. Although I was able to think coherent thoughts, I could not speak. Before this experience I had always been an independent person. I did not share my e...
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