Compassion is a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain
Compassion means feelings in action. Model what compassion is to children and then apply it to real life.
Encourage children to express their genuine feelings.
Nurture caring qualities in children and teach them what caring qualities are, such as compassion and being there for others.
Demonstrate to children the meaning of dignity and respect for others. Help children see the beauty in differences.
Engage with people where they are. Think of others before self.
Cultivate deep listening skills. Listening to people helps us understand the meaning in another’s life.
Take time to enhance observation skills in kids. Watching people closely helps to understand them, not judge them.
Communicate to kids how positive emotions can touch the hearts of others, and help them see the bright side of life.
Be with someone in difficult times. They will know you are standing beside them and will be there when it counts.
Show children how to gain inner strength by experiencing situations that stretch their belief in themselves.
Enrich the lives of children with a love for music, the beauty of art, the importance of giving, and compassion for others.
All people are worthy of love and belonging, and everyone needs both. Empower kids with the capacity to love and accept others.