Throughout our abundant lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home.
Enjoy this month’s Spotify Playlist!
We read the book And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and discussed how curiosity is a part of empathy.
Try this mantra: I will approach other’s feelings and my own with curiosity
Listen to The Empathy Song by Rachel Rambach https://listenandlearn.bandcamp.com/album/the-empathy-song
When you are curious about someone’s feelings, what questions can you ask them? What would you want someone to ask you if you were feeling sad? Angry? Excited? How can you be empathetic to your friends and family?
Also, when you are curious about the many differences we have (culture, race, abilities, etc), how can you enter into a curious conversation without hurting feelings?
Read The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
Model curiosity and empathy by asking your child questions as you read such as:
Have you ever felt like that?
What did you do when you had that feeling?
What could you do if you feel like that in the future?
Have you seen a friend feel that way?
Family Time:Check out this 3 minute video on empathy (parents, please preview and decide if it is right for your family). Brene Brown on Empathy Take some time to practice what you might say to your friends if they came to you with a problem. How can you show empathy?