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HOW TO TEACH PERSPECTIVE-TAKING AND EMPATHY TO A CHILD

by Robert Montenegro / February 27, 2015

Gail Innis of Michigan State University Extension has a nice piece up right now about perspective-taking, also known as the ability “to see things from another’s point of view.” Innis draws heavily from the book Mind in the MakingThe Seven Essential Life Skills that Every Child Needs authored by Families and Work Institute President (and Big Think expert) Ellen Galinsky. Perspective-taking is one of her essential skills because alternative points of view allow for the development of compassion and empathy.

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