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8 Ways to Teach Compassion to Young People

Children may listen to your words, but more importantly, they learn from observing your actions. When you have a chance to practice a random act of compassion, do so! Remember: opportunities to show compassion do not occur by appointment. Show young people that anytime is the right time to engage in acts of service and compassion for others. Read More

I completely agree. "Show

I completely agree. "Show young people that anytime is the right time to engage in acts of service and compassion for others." Modeling compassion and kindness is one of the most important things we can do as parents and teachers. I especially liked your #5 and #6. Thank you for this article! It is similar to the work I do toward a compassionate society. The RedRover Readers program promotes empathy with children's literature about the human-animal bond. www.RedRover.org/Readers

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Signe Whitson is a licensed social worker and co-author of The Angry Smile: The Psychology of Passive Aggressive Behavior in Families, Schools, and Workplaces, 2nd ed.

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