Written by : Paula Felps 

Developing Empathy in Children With Lysa Heslov

In recent years, we’ve learned a lot about the profound transformative effect that empathy can have on us. For more than a decade, this week’s guest has been on a mission to help bring those powerful lessons to children. Lysa Heslov is founder of Children Mending Hearts, an organization that combats bullying and intolerance by inspiring empathy in children using art and other programs. Her Los Angeles based program has now grown into a national movement, and she tells us how it works, why it matters and what all of us can do to get more empathy in our lives.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why empathy is so important during these uncertain times.
  • How empathy can help reduce bullying.
  • The long-term effects of teaching children about empathy.


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