How do we raise children to be empathic human beings?

One of the biggest challenges faced by those working in early childhood care and education services is managing the behaviour and emotions of young children.

“Brain research studies have shown us that when we try to use distraction, punishment or logic with children to help them calm down then they actually stay feeling upset for longer.”

We spoke to Dr Kaylene Henderson, a medically trained child psychiatrist in Australia, about identifying and managing feelings in young children. Kaylene shares with us some practical strategies and ideas that parents and educators working with children can use to help teach children about their emotions.

When we help children to feel better, they will do better, we will see their behaviour improve

Dr Kaylene Henderson is passionate about sharing research based education with parents and educators and does so through her online courses ‘Raising Good Kids’. For more information and to view the course content please visit

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  1. Thank you for posting important hints about children.


  2. Cristina Trejo June 25, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Yes, very important information. Thanks


  3. Very informative thank you


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