Fellow Parents,

Empathy is taking on someone else’s perspective. Jesus, Himself, is the perfect example of this. 2 Corinthians tells us He who knew no sin became sin for us. We all want to help our children be more like Jesus and teaching our children to see things from another person’s view is a tall order. We all tend to think of our own needs first, and I’m sure you’ve witnessed this great phenomenon with your kids.

How do we help our children to see others for who they really are, unique individuals created by God for His purpose? How do we help them be compassionate individuals, ones who connect with human suffering with care and understanding in a way that brings comfort? The video this month will give you a good glimpse into helping our children develop empathy and compassion.

October Parenting Class Video



In a couple of weeks I’ll be sending you the second installment of teaching empathy and compassion. ‘Til then continue to model this for your children in your daily life.

Your partner,

Mike Sheley



Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, suggestions or problems with these resources!

All of these resources are available because of our partnership with ParentMinistry.net. These are for families connected with the fifty-six Student Ministry and Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Greenwood, Indiana. If you or your church is interested in this strategy, please partner with ParentMinistry.net.

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