The Three Jar Allowance

It seems paradoxical that kids are both very focused on themselves and quick to feel empathy for those in distress. Children as young as 3 may ask questions about the human distress they see, whether a sick family member or a homeless person on the street. We can help them develop habits that foster a healthy social conscience - aware of suffering, able to feel empathy, able to take thoughtful in action in response. One of the best pieces of advice I've heard on this concerns how to create allowances.

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