Digital Workshop Essential #1: Show Empathy

3 Essentials for better conversations and connections with teenagers

The first essential for better conversations and connections with the teenagers in your life involves something you probably already have in bucketfuls. And showing it is the first step to helping young people find better answers to their biggest questions.
Empathy is not only a quality, it’s a practice that’s often misunderstood. Showing empathy is so important that today we’d like to give you some practical tips on how to infuse your conversations for better connection with the teenagers you care about. Are you ready?


We may hold some common misconceptions of empathy.

It’s a quality that is crucial for fostering connection and can be practiced, not just felt. Which of Brad’s three empathy tips spoke to you the most? Do you already practice any of them?

To reflect on how you show empathy, here are two questions to ask yourself today as you connect with young people you care about:

How do I show young people that I am deeply listening?

What topics or subjects do I tend to gloss over or lose interest in?
Why might that be?

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