How to Raise a Child with Empathy

A difficult lesson all children should learn

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Image by Francis Hannaway, adapted by author to include the quote by Bradley Millar

He killed it.

“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”

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A green shield bug that survived my gentler daughter, and a goat moth caterpillar my son spotted on a subsequent walk home
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My daughter holding a grasshopper and a tadpole, what I think is a ‘Pale Tussock Moth’ caterpillar in my son’s grubby little hand, and I have no idea what the last beast is but it was huge and they rescued it from a river

Whether the caterpillar is capable of gratitude or not.

Politically Left, parent, Welsh. Writes about any combination of the three, and occasionally other subjects entirely. leftwingdad.com

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