If we don’t teach our children about love, the outside world will do it for us. “We spend an enormous amount of time preparing people for work, but do nothing to prepare them for love,” he says. Read more on Rick Wiessbourd's expertise on helping teens build healthy relationships in the Washington Post.
“You are trying to help your kids understand another human being.” Check out Real Simple's piece where faculty director Rick Weissbourd talks about using the news and current events to help instill more empathy in you kids.
How do you teach your kids to be empathetic? While you don’t need to set aside time for “empathy training,” it’s important to model it in your daily life, MCC's research director Luba Falk Feigenberg, tells New Jersey Family magazine. “It’s not actually something we do on top of everything else. It’s something we do as part of everything else.”