What is compassion ? Compassion is a value that makes us more sensitive and more human facing the difficulties and problems of others. It is a feeling of pity that one has towards the ills and misfortunes of other people. It is necessary to teach the child to be compassionate about the illness, hard
What is compassion? Compassion is a value that makes us more sensitive and more human facing the difficulties and problems of others. It is a feeling of pity that one has towards the ills and misfortunes of other people.
It is necessary to teach the child to be compassionate about the illness, hardships, bad situations and realities of other people. How to educate children to be compassionate?
Awaken feelings of compassion in children
Parents as well as educators are responsible, in the first line, for taking children to learn compassion. Follow some tips on how to educate them in compassion:
1- Children's stories are a good way to awaken feelings of compassion in children. We have the story "A rabbit on the way", with what parents and educators can start.
2- Parents should teach values such as compassion, by example, being compassionate and making visits and company to a sick neighbor or friend, or to grandparents.
3- Educators should also teach compassion by example, being compassionate to students who have problems learning.
4- It is important to talk to children about compassion, about the importance of reaching out to the person with a disability or difficulty. That it is not enough to feel affliction or grief, that help and help must be given.
5- Children should also be encouraged to feel compassion for those who ask for alms in the streets, for those who have nothing to eat, for animals abandoned and defenseless ... and try to help them in some way.
6- It is advisable to work with compassion in children's activities such as coloring drawings. Playing is also learned. Coloring or painting drawings that reflect compassionate feelings and attitudes can help children internalize this value.
7- In games, children can also awaken feelings of compassion towards disappointment and frustration felt by those who lost the game, as well as those who fell or those who could not, due to some impediment, participate.