'BELIEVE IN CHILDREN, DEAL WITH EMPATHY'
Children are human beings to whom Respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of the future" -
Let's do an activity :
List down the 'DETERMINANTS OF OUR BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS CHILDREN'
Create a long one and then scrutinize......
We all hear about the 21st century skills and the need for the schools to prepare our children with competence needed to solve the problems with creativity and innovation. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is dominating the education scene. But with the advent of new research studies, it is getting clearer each day that Emotional Intelligence is one of the most determining factor of success. This is often one critical area of development that is missing from the visionof our Education system: teaching children how to build creative, intuitive, trusting an collaborative relationships with others.
According to Harvard Business Review, "“Empathy is considered to be the most important Skill of the century”.
But what is empathy?
'You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.' -
Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Empathy is a level above than Sympathy: where one takes the mask of another and try to feel and think from his perspectives with a goal to understand him better and solve the problem arises at a given point of time.