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The 5 Styles Of Empathy We Teach Our Kids

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As parents, it is our job to teach our children empathy, by modeling empathetic behaviors. And while it is important to teach our kids empathy, it’s important to differentiate between immature and mature forms of empathy, so we can ensure we are shaping our kids to become emotionally mature individuals.You might be scratching your head because the topic of mature versus immature empathy is not a prevalent discussion.

I mean, empathy is empathy, right? Well, not so much. While there are different styles of empathy, there is most definitely a right and a wrong way to empathize with others.

When you think about it, immature empathy might come from the right place, it is just delivered in the wrong way. Oftentimes, we continue with the same habits and methods our parents treated us with.

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