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Parenting Ideas To Impart Empathy Into Your Child

Updated on September 23, 2013
Rendering A Helping Hand
Rendering A Helping Hand

As a parent, you may be focusing on making your child get good grades and excel in all the other extracurricular activities like involving in sports activities, practicing dance and so on. But, you may not pay attention on one of the most important aspects of parenting and that is making the child develop into a good child. Only if you are ready to spend your time and make efforts, you can impart good habits in your child.
Especially, in the present-day world, selfishness is all-pervasive and so, chances of children becoming selfish people are very high. Therefore, experts on parenting suggest that you must guide your child appropriately so that they imbibe good behaviors, habits and positive traits such as empathy, compassion, generosity, etc.
You may not find a parenting school that may teach you as to how to impart these qualities in your child. Similarly, you cannot acquire these parenting skills unless you make sincere and purposeful efforts focused on this aspect. Your aim is to build the right character in your child and help him become a good person. Let us find out how the child can be made to imbibe the noble trait of empathy.
No one will deny the fact that people are considered good if they are able to put themselves in others' shoes and take into account the feelings and emotions of others. So, this is the foremost trait on which you must focus if you want to develop your child into a good person.

Several studies have been conducted on the lives of successful people and it has been found that the emotional quotient of those who are meaningfully successful in their lives is very high. This means that these people are able to understand their own feelings and also the feelings and emotions of others also. These people have also learned self-control and so, they are able to control their emotions.
So, if you want to develop empathy in your child, you should first make all the efforts to make him understand that you care a lot about him. Once the child knows this, he may not hesitate to talk to you about his own feelings. In fact, he should be allowed or rather encouraged to share his feelings with you.
Since the child is able to understand his own feelings, he will certainly be able to imagine how his friend may be feeling when there is a misunderstanding or conflict. So, when such situations arise, you must prompt the child to put himself in the shoes of his friend and understand the feelings of the friend. You must also guide the child to have self-control, manage his emotions and take steps to resolve the conflict. It will be easy for him to find a solution to the conflict because he is now able to empathize with his friend.

This can be extended and the child should be encouraged to empathize with others also. He must be motivated to start with small positive behaviors like smiling at poor people and greeting them to make their days cheerful, giving food to those who are hungry and so on. When empathy takes over, all the negative behaviors like bullying others or gossiping may slowly leave the child because he may understand that these habits hurt others.

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