School Counseling: Empathy

Last Updated: 5/29/2019 6:20 PM

Empathy is an important social-emotional skill. At Cedar Hill, students have been learning what empathy means and how they can show it to others.  To continue this discussion at home, here are some resources that you may find helpful. As with all material, please preview before sharing with your child to make sure the content is appropriate for their developmental level.

 

Suggestions for parent reading:

Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World by Michele Borba, Ed.D.

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go so Their Children Succeed by Jessica Lahey

https://optionb.org/articles/share-the-gift-of-empathy-with-your-kids

 

30 of the Best Books to Teach Empathy

https://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/50-of-the-best-books-to-teach-children-empathy/

 

More books about empathy

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/books-that-teach-empathy

 

TV/Movies that inspire empathy

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/tv-that-inspires-empathy