By Susan Kurlander, M. Ed.
Children can feel and learn empathy as early as age 3. Maybe it’s time that we, as parents and teachers, and as a society, do more to encourage empathetic behavior by teaching it at home and at school beginning in the pre-school years.
By Ilene Federman, LCSW-C
But how do we know if our kids are emotionally prepared to deal with being away from home? Academically they should be ready. After all, their grades, test scores and ability to write a college entrance essay got them to this point. But it’s not so easy to measure what’s going on emotionally.