Month: August 2019

Teaching Kids Empathy

On the heels of two mass shootings this weekend in the U.S., a slew of traumatizing immigration reform acts, and a lifetime of community violence in inner city neighborhoods, I’m left thinking, “where do we begin?” My friend and owner of Long Beach Littles reached out to me for information on how to teach kids empathy. Yes, empathy. That’s where we start. Below is an Instagram graphic I came up with on simple steps you an take to start today. I will also be linking all the books (click on affiliate link to purchase on amazon.com. Read disclosure statement at the bottom of page) that you can use with your kiddos to start talking and teaching about empathy. Be sure to keep visiting this page. As I read more, I’ll keep adding to this list.

Book Recommendations

Empathy and Compassion

“I am Human” – this gem has helped me teach mainly adults about empathy for themselves mainly. It’s great and I couldn’t recommend it more. I have copies at home, and both of my clinical offices. I usually have people pick what they need to hear for themselves the most or what they could say to someone in their life who is currently struggling
On compassion.
On having different dreams that others.
On being YOU.
On being chosen.

Feeling Identification

This will help kids identify their own feeling and what they feel in their bodies.

Special Needs Books

On different abilities
On using a cane to walk.
On Speech Impediment

Immigration

Racism & Discrimination

Homelessness and Poverty

Disclosure: I am an Amazon Affiliate. That means that if you purchase from the links above, I earn a small percentage. I use this compensation to invest in my ever growing library of books focused on healing and mental health awareness.

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DACA Mental Health Coping Guide

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