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8 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make #6

#6 Parents Place Attention On Changing Behaviors Rather Than Teaching Compassion

Research Shows that the most important quality to develop for success in managing relationships at work, school, or in our families is compassion. Children need to be aware of how their actions and words will affect the feelings of others and themselves. We help children to learn empathy through empathized with. Modeling this behavior for children and discussing feelings in different situations is critical to this development. It is also helpful to get your child to discuss how they would feel in a similar circumstance. Next have them talk about what he or she would do differently the next time. Use this as an opportunity  to rehearse for a similar situation in the future.