Everyone can develop empathy, but it needs to be taught. Parents can model kindness with their own little everyday acts. Help plant the seeds of empathy by...

Here are some ways to help kids learn about teamwork...

Small children can have very big questions, and some of these questions may be hard to answer. You don’t have to know the answers to all questions right away. It’s okay to say, “Let me think for a while about how to answer that question.” Here are some possible questions and answers.

Five minutes can feel like an hour to a young child. Here are some tips for building the skill of patience (which is necessary over a lifetime!).

Grief never completely goes away, but over time, it become easier to endure. It’s important for families to give themselves and their children permission to feel happy again. Be assured that the memory of a loved one will continue to live on in everyone’s hearts as the family moves forward.

You might try some of these ideas:

Sometimes a long illness might give families time to confront the possibility of death. Other times, the death of a loved one comes suddenly, as in the case of an accident or suicide. You’ll want to approach the situation differently depending on the circumstances.

There are so many ways to show children that you care and that you are “there with them” through the grieving process.

Here are some ways to help kids express and manage their feelings.

In the most difficult moments, remember to “REASSURE” kids.

During tough times and stressful situations, children may feel as if their worlds have been turned upside down. But you can create a calm, familiar environment and build children’s sense of security.

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