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Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - How Can You Help Children Build Inner Strength?

Caring about other people

Empathy is an important part of building inner strength. It means that a child can recognize and appreciate how others are feeling. It means that a child cares when others feel bad and that the child wants to help them.

You can help your child learn empathy by demonstrating it in your own life and talking with your child about it.

  • Volunteering. Do volunteer work. If you can, take your child with you.
  • Sharing. Teach your child the importance of sharing.
  • Helping. Let your child help you with household chores, and show how happy it makes you to have help.

Helping others can help children learn that they have the power to make others feel better.

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Last Updated: December 09, 2011
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