• Monica Gupta Mehta

How to Teach Empathy

This article, The Caring Child, is a general overview of how to teach empathy in the preschool years.


1. Label the feeling

2. Praise empathetic behaviors

3. Encourage discussion of feelings from preschooler and yourself

4. Point out other people's behaviors

5. Teach verbal cues

6. Teach nonverbal cues

7. Teach basic politeness

8. Don't use anger to control your child

9. Give them small jobs

10. Set an example

11. Expect the same behavior from girls and boys

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