Trying to understand from the standpoint of others is very important in caring for others. If you empathize with your partner and increase your empathy, you will naturally appreciate your life.
With the development of technology, children are more likely to experience empathy and kindness in society these days, as they are more familiar with online emotional communication than face to face. At this time, parents should instruct their child to help others with sympathy and compassion. It helps the child to live in the world, to act graciously, and to overcome many adversities, with the power of love and kindness.
What if you want to raise your child's empathy to help them become better able to help others? Here are some effective ways.
Knowing your feelings
Emotions can be developed from emotional intelligence. The most natural way to raise emotional intelligence is to communicate face-to-face, not text messages on smartphones. In fact, emoticons in text messages are not an appropriate tool for learning emotions. Parents are encouraged to set rules in the house to ensure that all family members, including parents, must look in their eyes and talk. This is a great way to listen to your opponent.
Another important point is that you should be able to identify your feelings early on. In this case, it is preferable to use a language that has emotions, such as "I feel like you are feeling sick" or "I think you are angry".
Children should be able to understand their emotions before they can grasp and empathize with others. Once you are able to identify your feelings, you can naturally learn control techniques that you can control. It is good for parents to pay attention to these emotional education as much as they study.
It is also a good idea to take a walk with the children and utilize the surrounding environment. Instead of asking basic questions such as just what color is the tree and what objects are next to the building, you can ask questions that help identify the sentiment of "Is that person there happy or lonely?"
Experts recommended that parents play a kind of 'emotion checking game' with their kids. One is to make the person feel happy or look sad. This can have a great effect in recognizing the signal on the face of the opponent.
Once all of these methods allow children to better understand their emotions, they can move on to asking about the emotional aspects of others. For example, "How did your friend feel when you took a friend 's toy?" Or "You were sad when you tried to hit your mother."
Using the media
Watching TV or reading books together helps your child to experience empathy more effectively.
Discuss them together in the scene where the characters act kindly or sympathetically, and when they come to the scene that they are hurt and act badly. At this time, you can talk about the feelings of the characters, or you can create a hypothetical scenario by assuming the opposite situation. For example, "If the main character behaved kindly in this scene, how would the situation change?"
Books, movies, and TVs are actually a great way for kids to understand their emotions and grow their sympathy by following pictures and images with their own eyes. It is effective to select literary works or movies with many emotional expressions.
Become a role model
If you want your child's feelings to deepen, it is important for parents to take the initiative first. Children learn and suck more than words through their parents' actions. Rather than telling others to understand their feelings, it is a better way to learn how they feel first and actively respond to their feelings.
Parents also need to recognize and respect their children's feelings. Because emotions must be modeled. If you share empathy with others, it is helpful to apply the same to your children.
For example, if you do not see the TV program that you have been watching since you have to go to school, you should be able to reasonably explain why you are not watching TV at the same time as you are sympathizing with your child's feelings rather than stopping them. And the program promises to be seen again after school. It does not do what the child wants, but it helps to understand the child's emotions and to grasp the current situation at the same time.
Compliment your child's friendly behavior
It is important to make good evaluations in school studies and learning, but it is also important to develop a good reputation when you act kindly and kindly. It is a great help for your child to care for others and to build consensus.
Exposure to diversity
Whether your child is culturally, ethnically, religiously, physically or mentally disabled, and to be able to learn and be able to self-awaken in a variety of real environments, it can be a crucial factor for a child to grow up and adapt to various societies.
There are many ways to come across diversity. In addition to watching books, movies, and TV programs, you can go to a restaurant that offers a variety of international cuisines, or to visit museums and volunteer. It is also a way to attend events organized by various religious and ethnic groups. It is also important to create an environment in which children, such as forums, additional questions, and suggestions, can participate and actively speak about their feelings.
We must strictly separate jokes mixed with ridicule about race and culture. It is not merely humor, but a mixture of despicable meanings and can give rise to prejudices about race and culture. It is an element of empathy.
Recognizing Parental Mistakes
If a parent makes mistakes and behaves badly in front of a child, he or she should show himself to recognize and realize it. It is good to tell your child that you should have behaved more kindly and made a better appearance after making a mistake. Recognizing a mistake as a parent and telling it to a child makes a constant impression on your child.
Importance of family activities
It is also good to have a small plan every night when families gather together for dinner and do one or two things together. However, the theme here is to increase kindness and empathy. Even if it is not a macroscopic activity, it can be exercised at any time by just playing a board game and playing time. It is also very good for the family to volunteer together. In particular, volunteering is a great help to increase empathy. Find volunteer activities that match your child's interests, and you can help them realize that life and the world is getting better with these volunteer activities.