Kids & Family:Parenting
S5-Ep246 - Left Handed Empathy
Over this past month, I strained my forearm. I know you are all likely very sad for me. And I am for myself too. And I’ve been trying to do things with my opposite, non-dominant hand to give the other one a rest. And one of the things I’ve picked up is brushing my teeth with my opposite hand. Now you may think I’m reaching for content here by talking about this, but the actual act of learning to do something in your thirties, that you have known how to do for decades, just like and even along-side your children is an interesting experience. It teaches us empathy. And while it’s not the lesson of the day, it helps for us, adults, to learn empathy occasionally so we can continue to re-inforce it to our children. So tonight – try brushing with the opposite hand and learn what you child goes through each day/or night.
And what are other things we can do to teach empathy?
There are two that I want to bring up today:
That’s it for today, I want to say thanks for listening. Thanks for trying. You’re doing great work.
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