Teach Empathy

Teach Manners, Teach Empathy

Two girls pinching their cheeks

Many of the benefits of manners are easy to see: it demonstrates good upbringing; it burnishes a family’s reputation; it provides a set of rules that, when followed, helps individuals “fit in” to society; it may even make the difference between getting promoted and passed over. Yet, there is a deeper payoff to good manners that is often overlooked—the development of empathy.