Blog Category: empathy

March 8, 2017
WISE Talk: Sympathy vs. Empathy

Parents sometimes are confused about the difference between sympathy and empathy. Sympathy is really feeling sorry for someone. It’s really feeling sad about […]

January 18, 2017
Parenting A Teenager Made Easier

Having just spent 10 days during the holidays among the smelly socks, empty food boxes, video game smack-downs, hair cut refusals, bottomless pit […]

December 14, 2016
Habit #12 – Ask for Help

The WISE family realizes there is a time to ask for help.  No one and no family is 100% healthy all the time.  […]

September 28, 2016
Habit #2 – Adult Relationships

Healthy families work to have a strong relationship between the adult caregivers.   I am well aware that families come in all shapes and […]

May 18, 2016
Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month so we decided that we should jump in here with some “awareness”!  We’ve been playing so much […]

April 20, 2016
The Four Agreements for Middle School Girls – Part 3

By Guest Contributor – Christina Henderson Welcome to part 3 of my 4 part series breaking down The Four Agreements for middle school […]

April 6, 2016
The Four Agreements for Middle School Girls – Part 1

By Guest Contributor – Christina Henderson Several years ago my former clinical supervisor recommended Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements. “It changed […]

April 15, 2015
Habit #10 – Patience and Acceptance

The WISE family fosters a sense of patience and acceptance of others.   Our family has some pretty dramatically differing views of lots of […]

March 26, 2014
Have a little empathy (and teach it too) – Part two

I wrote a few weeks ago about the concept of having and teaching empathy. Boy have I had to channel mine in recent […]

March 5, 2014
Have a little empathy (and teach it too)

The easy thing to do when your kids are kicking each other, throwing crayons across the room or refusing to sit still to eat […]

February 12, 2014
Empathy versus Sympathy – What’s the big deal?

With Valentine’s Day a mere 3 days away, I wanted to share a mini-lesson on the difference between something we all carry in […]

November 26, 2013
An Urgent Calling

My blogs are typically planned in advance, thoughtful essays written about topics related to children and teens like handling melt downs, understanding your […]

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