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July 20, 2018 Friday 03:34:50 AM IST

Is your child empathetic, caring and compassionate?

Parent Interventions

Seeds of humanness and qualities such as empathy, care and compassion are present in every baby. However, one cannot expect these aspects grow automatically in a him/her.

Concern for others is a cultivated behavior and it is the responsibility of every parent to transfer these values to children as it is fundamentally the right thing to do.  

The positive impacts of inculcated abilities to sympathise and empathise with others are reflected in a person’s personal and social lives as follows:

·         The person is likely to be more joyful and successful than others


·         S/he will have better relationships with others and

·         S/he will learn better collaboration with others. Workplace success often depends on such teamwork.

Research findings validate the specialties of parenting that facilitate ethical values and discuss ways to achieve such parenting role.

1.       Parents maintain caring and loving relationships their kids


2.      Be strong moral role models and guides for them

3.      Develop caring for others a priority and set high ethical expectations

4.      Provide opportunities for children to practice caring and gratitude

5.      Gradually broaden the child’s circle of concern


6.      Uphold children’s ability to be ethical thinkers and positive change-makers in their communities

7.      Assist children to develop self-control and manage feelings effectively

 

(Indebted to various sources)


 

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