tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post8160193849055923096..comments2016-05-25T08:56:42.320-05:00Comments on On the Banks of Squaw Creek: EmpathyKatie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creekhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11530237661834412493noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-23529637225789563412011-07-09T14:51:36.991-05:002011-07-09T14:51:36.991-05:00I do think empathy is important! I think it should...I do think empathy is important! I think it should be something we work with our children on, to help mold them into solid grown ups. :) Thanks for sharing!!Amanda @ Serenity Nowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16483017563206007698noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-74487589907748719602011-07-04T22:25:20.935-05:002011-07-04T22:25:20.935-05:00Empathy is important, but I've also read that ...Empathy is important, but I've also read that a child is unable to feel empathy until 4-6 years old. Their brain just isn't developed enough. I don't know if it's true or not, but as long as it's not your only method of discipline I don't see a problem with using it early. I do have to remind my 6yo a lot to think about other people's feelings, it definitely doesn'Jessicahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17897718251146316249noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-75929536673455319692011-07-04T16:44:21.799-05:002011-07-04T16:44:21.799-05:00I always try to stop which ever girl is creating h...I always try to stop which ever girl is creating hard feelings, and ask her the question, "How would you feel if your sister did that to you?" I don't think 6 & 8 year olds consider the feelings of others 100% of the time, but I am hoping our girls are doing it more times than not. The ability to understand the impact of your actions on another person or an animal or a Lanahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06003384586082557583noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2857161791109887176.post-72533236311133657462011-07-04T08:55:18.873-05:002011-07-04T08:55:18.873-05:00I do think empathy is an important thing for child...I do think empathy is an important thing for children to have. (Adults too, but I can't help most of them!) I really feel like the best way for us to teach empathy to our children is to demonstrate it ourselves. I have two who are very empathetic to others and who is not at all. It can create some social problems when a child is not empathetic, so it's something we're working on Kimhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16710417701918440850noreply@blogger.com