Each month we focus on helping you build one of the Umbrella Skills.  Our focus for October is Empathy!

Empathy is our ability to see the world from someone else’s perspective.  To understand and share the feelings of another.

Empathy is extremely valuable as a parenting tool and is essential for helping our children make strong social connections.  High levels of empathy result in lower levels of conflict and higher levels of problem solving within friendships. It helps us make new friends and keep the ones we have and good friends help us live longer.

Check in regularly for tips and stories that will build this valuable tool in your home.

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