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The Importance of Teaching Your Children Empathy

When teaching your children to say sorry for inappropriate actions, it is important to make sure that they know why they are saying it and that they mean it! The best way for children to be able to understand the meaning behind an apology is to teach them empathy. By doing so, your kids will learn to understand how their actions affect the other people around them. In addition teaching them how to put themselves in another persons shoes will benefit not only their personal, but their professional relationships as well. 

Click here to read the full article by  Kelly Wallace at CNN.com. 


Chris Massman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.