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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 & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.