5. Empathy

I think it’s so important for kids to grow up in a world where they have empathy for those around them. That’s why I try to see things from everyone’s point of view and talk with my kids about what others might be feeling.

For example, we ran into a homeless man who needed a couple bucks to call his family out of state. He told us this then walked away. My kids pooled their resources and came up with several dollars that they gave to him. Not only were they doing a good deed, but they had the chance to think through how that man must of felt because he needed to talk to his family, but couldn’t.

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