Digital Workshop Essential #1: Show Empathy

3 Essentials for better conversations and connections with teenagers

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:

  1. How do I show young people that I am deeply listening?
  2. What topics or subjects do I tend to gloss over or lose interest in? Why might that be?
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