Skills for Learning
Empathy Skills for Learning
Emotion Management
Friendship & Siblings

Give an example of how you can show Empathy?

What is Listening


Taking others Perspective: How would it feel in your house if everyone in your family all really tried to understand one another's perspectives?

We'd get along better.  We would feel respected.  It would make a calmer environment.   


What are 3 coping skills you use for frustration or anger?

deep breathing, positive self-talk, take a break, talk it out, problem-solve, use a distraction, do a favorite activity, stay calm, take a step back


What are some things that make someone a good friend or sibling? 

Things in common 



Shared experiences 




Your sister is feeling upset, what do you do...?

Cheer her up

giver her space

put on her favorite song

your answer?


Predicting Feelings: Why is it important to try to predict how what you do or say might make other people feel?

You don't want to hurt other people's feelings.  It's respectful.  It's part of having and showing empathy.  You can get along better with others if you think about how your actions affect them.  You could avoid making a mistake.  


What could make it difficult to show compassion? Why is it important to be able to show compassion?

You might feel shy.  You might not know what to say or do.  You might feel embarrassed or awkward. You might be mad at them. 

It's the right thing to do.  It makes people feel better.  It makes you feel good.


What could happen if you make assumptions without knowing all the details?

You might assume wrong.  When you assume wrong, someone might get hurt (physically and emotionally).  You might overreact.  Your strong emotions might get out of control.  


Name a song about friendship or family

Thank you for being a friend - Golden Girls 

Living Single theme song

You've Got a Friend in me - Toy Story 

No New Friends - DJ Khalid 


True or false: you can practice empathy by saying upsetting things to someone who is in a bad mood.

false! using empathy would be to think about how you feel when you are in a bad mood and either

- do what would help you feel better to the other person

- challenge herself to think about, or ask, what would make the other person feel better


What is the difference between being Aggressive and being Assertive?

Being Assertive means saying what you want or you need in a calm but firm voice.  Being Aggressive means saying things by yelling, using mean words, intimidating, etc.


What are some ways to be respectful and still disagree with someone?

Actively listen.  Be assertive.  Use a calm voice.  Listen to what the other person has to say.  Say your own perspective assertively and respectfully.


Why is it important to manage and cope through our emotions?

To avoid getting into trouble, to avoid hurting someone else (physically or their feelings), to stay in control of our emotions, to feel better.


Can people have differences and still be get along?  How?

By accepting their differences and finding things in common.


true or false: empathy looks like getting excited for other people's success.

true! we can practice empathy by being happy for others when they are doing well and being excited with them. 


What are some ways you can show others you are listening with attention?

Not interrupting the speaker, asking questions, repeating what the speaker said to show you understand.  


What is empathy? 

What is the ability to relate to how someone is feeling, to understand what they are going through


Why is getting revenge a poor solution to any problem?

Getting revenge can make the problem worse.  Trying to get revenge leads to more or bigger problems.


How do you think your friend or sibling would describe you? 

Fun, loyal, bossy, silly, controlling?


tell about a time you practiced empathy recently.

what did you do? how did the other person feel?


Why is it important to show Empathy to others?

What is earning trust


How would you ask for help from a family member in an assertive way?

Hey, can you help me with this activity?


Managing Frustration: What are some clues in your body that warn you that you are getting angry/frustrated?  

Name your clues....


How are you different and the same as your siblings?

What's your answer?


What is one way you can practice empathy more? 

Your answer.

What about with your siblings?