Hello Glenholme Families and Friends:
We hope you are well!
Today we would like to share a new video from Devereux’s Nefertiti B. Poyner on the importance of practicing empathy.
Empathy is defined as the ability to recognize, understand and share the feelings of someone else.
In this video, Devereux Center for Resilient Children Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D., discusses the importance of putting yourself in another person’s shoes. Poyner suggests that, in your efforts to be empathetic, ask yourself the following questions:
1. What is this person feeling?
2. Have I ever felt this way?
3. How would I want to be treated if I felt this way?
Poyner says, “Empathy doesn’t mean you have to agree with the person. You’re just trying to have a better understanding of how they are feeling.”

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