How Kids Can Give Back This Holiday Season | Shutterfly

I found the research by scientists Jean Decety and Jason Cowell super helpful in figuring out what concrete actions to take. Basically, it comes down to three things: emotional sharing, empathetic concern, and perspective taking (meaning putting yourself in someone else’s shoes).

How Empathy Is Important For Parents And Teens When Things Get Stressful | MindShift | KQED News

“It’s particularly important to teach adolescents how to develop a specific type of empathy called cognitive empathy, Ziegler says.

If empathy helps us sympathize with how another person is feeling, cognitive empathy also allows us to try to understand someone else’s perspective and how they perceive the world, even when our feelings differ.”