Developing Empathy: High School



Submitted by Anonymous on 23 October 2013 - 7:55pm.

don't some of these issues make you wonder what exactly parents are supposed to teach their children these days? developmental experts indicate that the primary ages for empathy awareness are 0-6. I've been in psychology and education for a combination of 40 years and I know that teachers cannot possibly do all the things that learning theories and parental (read voter) demands say we must. Our children are going to make us stand and deliver on all these issues one day and demand to know why they were not prepared for life with each other.

Empathy is social studies

Submitted by Anonymous on 25 August 2014 - 1:48pm.

I believe that regardless of upbringing, teenagers could still use lessons on empathy. They wouldn't be teenagers, otherwise.

But as a social studies teacher, it's becoming the gateway to learning about cultures.


Submitted by Anonymous on 12 February 2014 - 5:11pm.

It always comes back to the parents. We can supplement parental efforts, and certainly we can enlighten some of our students, but in most situations, parents and peers are the most important people in children's lives. America has some serious societal problems. We teachers have an important, major role to play, but so do parents, public figures (politicians, sports figures), and the media.

Many parents feel alienated from the schools--especially high schools. That is one place where we can work to foster parent involvement and concern.

"Query" -- Agreed.

Submitted by Anonymous on 8 January 2014 - 3:47pm.

"Query" -- Agreed.