12 Little Ways 2 Cultivate Compassion

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.

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