By Susan Kurlander, M.Ed.
As parents and grandparents, do we want to encourage the development of sympathy, empathy, and compassion to help our children grow into caring adults? I would hope the answer would always be “yes.”
Balanced Empathy, Compassion, and Boundaries: The Missing Ingredients in the Empathy vs. Sympathy Discussion
By Claire Fultz, DSW, MSc, MSW, LCSW-C, CCM
Boundary-setting can be difficult. Ask yourself these 11 questions to see if you can differentiate between empathy and sympathy in terms of your relationship with yourself and others.