Teaching kids empathy: in Danish schools it’s, well… it’s a piece of cake

13 Nov 2017
Posted By: SG   |   Source: Salon   |   URL: http://bit.ly/2hsP40E

 

Denmark has regularly been cited as the happiest country in the world, and in the Danish education system teaching empathy is considered to be just as important as maths and literature. Jessica Alexander interviewed many Danish teachers and students while researching her book, The Danish Way of Parenting; What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids on her way to discovering that empathy is key.

“Teaching empathy has not only been proven to make kids more emotionally and socially competent and greatly reduce bullying, it can also help them be more successful and high-functioning adults in the future.”

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Institution: Author: Jessica Alexander