As parents it is important to teach our children about empathy and nurturing emotional intelligence. Empathy is the ability to be able to put oneself in someone else’s shoes and being able to understand the emotions and feelings of other person.
That is why emotional intelligence and empathy matter. According to studies, empathy is an essential life skill. Emotional intelligence or quotient – being able to understand his own feelings and the feelings of others as well and as being able to control his own emotions and exercise self control is thought to be more important for success I life than intelligence quotient or IQ.
Empathy can also be an important factor in teaching the kids what bullying is and how not to engage in that kind of behavior. That is why teaching the kid about empathy is an important foundation in preventing bullying in school.