How I'm Teaching My Kids The Concept Of Empathy

Quora | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents

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Seeing The Election Like A Book: How Asperger Syndrome Gives Me A Different View Of The General Election

Lydia Suffield | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

As a kid with AS, who suffered from limited empathy and theory of mind as a result, stories were always how I understood the world. I learnt empathy through fictional characters, through taking dilemmas I found in stories and applying them to my real life. (This created some problems when I went through the customary Enid Blyton phase. Most people don't describe things as "spiffing.")

Window To The Soul

Caragh Little | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So, somewhere in Australia, there's a bird staring at its own reflection in a window.

Building Empathy One App At A Time

Raul Gutierrez | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Raul Gutierrez

As a contentious U.S. election took over the news worldwide in 2016, teachers told us they wanted an app that more directly helped them prompt conversations about empathy with kids. Angry political speech that was dividing the country was trickling down into classrooms

Soap Box

Katherine Press | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Katherine Press

Maybe I need to cut down on real news and reality TV - both are aiding an impending heart attack. Twitter updates allow me to laugh and cry out of she...

Empathy: What Our Dysfunctional World Needs

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adnan Al-Daini

It is argued that empathy cannot be taught but could happen through our positive non-judgemental interaction with others. We need to listen and to imagine what it is like to be the other. It is always easier to interact with others if they belong to our group, and hence it is easy to empathise with them as they experience sufferings and hardships through life.

Echo Chambers And Empathy Gaps

Neil Simpson | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Neil Simpson

Smart advertisers know that they lead lives which are often radically different from the average American consumer. They tend to be better educated,...

Depression Is A Monster But Don't Fear it

Andrew Bonsall | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Andrew Bonsall

bmm banner.jpg I now take time, when sliding or emerging from that chasm in my mind, to research depression as a social and psychological phenomenon, as well as my own personal brand. As my understanding has grown, the shroud of mystery has begun to unravel.


Katherine Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Katherine Press

This year has focused in on the worst. It's easy to feel like you're surrounded by racism and misogyny. What already feels like the slowest progressio...

Health Care: Where Empathy Really Matters

Tim Horton | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Horton

The importance of empathy in delivering health care has been known for a long time. A wide range of evidence points to the fact that doctors and nurses who are empathetic tend to provide better care. Studies also suggest that being treated with dignity and respect matters more for patient satisfaction even than pain control.

Why We All Need To Be More Compassionate

A. Dassu | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
A. Dassu

We focus so much on what we have to do and our lack of time. We rush from one place to the next, our lives are filled with things to do, places to be that we sometimes don't allow ourselves to be more compassionate.

Book Review: The Empathy Problem by Gavin Extence

Robert Bradley | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

Gavin Extence's writing is both witty and sincere, a clique page-turner it isn't. But certainly a more refined novel for the modern man to read at leisure. Many memorable moments you'll feel compelled to share. For instance, when Gabriel Vaughn feels outmaneuvered by a young clergyman it's made the funnier that in fact, he was outbullshited.


Katherine Press | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Katherine Press

Scrolling though the news channels this morning was like the opening sequence to a film in which the director is trying to convey just how chaotic the world has become in the dystopian future. Except it's real life. It's right now, and though I can choose to turn off the TV, I cannot forget what I've learned and I cannot ignore it - and nor should you.

How Can You Avoid Catching Other People's Negative Emotions?

Izzy McRae | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

When someone is feeling negative, while it may be helpful to empathise with them, it's not great (or indeed helpful) to feel the same as them. How can we stay kind and open, without picking up their negativity?

Empathy: Digital, Done, and Dusted

Max Sanderson | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Tech
Max Sanderson

Empathy is arguably one of the - if not, the - most crucial factors to the success of Homo sapiens as a species. Without it, we would not be able to form the social bonds that allowed us to fast-track evolution through culture and communication.

The Mental Health Price of Academic Focus

Alice Speirs | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK Parents
Alice Speirs

I feel that there are potentially major psychological implications for children as they are growing into adults. And that has potential implications for the lives that they lead once they become adults.

Virtual Empathy: Does VR Have the Power to Make Us Care More?

Philip Ellis | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

The notion of 'presence,' of forgetting your actual surroundings and fully buying into this first-person narrative, is at the centre of what makes VR such a powerful tool when it comes to raising awareness of serious issues. Far from being an isolationist medium, there are many who believe VR will help us connect with stories and with other people in a more profound way than has previously been possible.

How To Teach Your Children To Care About Others

Parentdish UK | parentdish.co.uk | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Parents

As a parent, it can be hard enough to teach children to share with their siblings. So how can you instil a sense of empathy in your children for peopl...

On a Sex Worker Outreach Night

Sophie Hemery | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Sophie Hemery

As we drove around the borough after dark - car stacked with Kit Kats, coffee and condoms - I wondered if I'd even met a sex worker. I've read a lot, sure, but my grasp of the visceral reality was, like most people's, minimal.

Some Thoughts on Encouraging Reflective Self-Critique for Human Rights Activists & Advocates and Seekers of Social Justice

Noam Schimmel | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK
Noam Schimmel

I find myself asking these questions and being concerned with the issues they raise in relation to my human rights advocacy and social change efforts and those of others.

The Refugee Crisis and the Spider-Goat: Editing the empathy gap

Bex Felton | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK
Bex Felton

The boundary of Human Possibility is a soft-edged thing, really. It changes for all of us, at different rates, as our personal universes expand and co...

Do You See What I'm Saying? The Link Between Visual Culture and Empathy

Debbi Evans | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Tech
Debbi Evans

People who are actively engaged in social media - and young people in particular - are constantly aware of their audience and their role as entertainers. Images leave much unsaid and open to interpretation, so their meaning and intention can be defended in line with audience feedback and the threat of social shame.

It's a Small Small World

Elaine Benton | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

A few weeks ago, a member of my family was taken into hospital for an operation. Although thankfully not life threatening surgery, I desperately wanted to jump in the car there and then, and drive straight to the hospital. Frustratingly in my physical condition this was unrealistic. I couldn't go anywhere, and a few words of comfort over the phone was all I could offer.

How the Toddler Uses Her Words to Help Her Baby Sister

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

When The Baby's noises show an emotion, particularly a negative one, The Toddler will usually get involved. She will report The Baby's feelings to Mummy: 'The Baby is sad.' She will offer reassurance to The Baby: 'Don't worry, the Baby!'

Getting Women on Board

Mandy Garner | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents
Mandy Garner

There has been a lot of fanfare this week around the reaching of the 25% target for women on boards. Lord Davies set this voluntary target for FTSE 100 companies back in 2011. It's clearly a good thing that boardrooms are getting more diverse and having a target has meant the whole issue has been in the news for the last few years.