Whenever Carol's son related a story to her, maybe a mistake a friend made or a disappointment, she asked, "How do you think he felt? If that were you, what would you have thought?" This frequent practice helped her son see that other people have similar feelings and needs.
Copyright © 2008 by Carol L. Duff. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com. This article first appeared in the November 2008 issue of Focus on Your Child Tween Ages newsletter in "Seven Ways to Focus on Others."
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