The Story of Derek Redmond and His Dad

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DEREK REDMOND AND HIS DAD

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Years 11 to 12 (Senior Years)

Empathy

Empathy is the awareness and understanding of another person's thoughts, feelings, and circumstances.  The ability to co-experience the feelings and thoughts of other people, is probably one of the most important skills a person may have. Understanding others' feelings and needs helps young people make and keep friends, encourages tolerance and acceptance of others promoting good mental health. Thus, being empathetic assists children and students in building and maintaining strong and healthy relationships developing with their family, class, school, and community. Helping children and students to develop a strong sense of empathy is beneficial because it promotes social harmony, reduces the likelihood of bullying and prejudice, lowers levels of stress and contributes to emotional and social growth. In an ever-changing world appreciating and being sensitive to others’ experiences, backgrounds, and cultures is essential. The activities sourced and designed provide opportunities for children and students to identify and experience the benefits of empathy utilising prosocial behaviours, compassion, perspective taking and other kindness attributes.

The Story of Derek Redmond and His Dad

Empathy is understanding another person's feelings or situation and imagining what it might be like to experience these things yourself. Can you put yourself in Derek Redmond or his Dad’s shoes?

 

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Years 11 to 12 (Senior Years)

Location : US