A higher level executive funciton, empathy grows as the frontal lobe develops. This skill gives young people the ability to predict how others may feel or think even if they have not had the same experiences empowering them to act out of consideration for how others feel.

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Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a small nonprofit that provides free kindness resources to help you make kindness the norm.

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Find out your Empathy Quotient (EQ) with this 60-item questionnaire designed to measure empathy.

Take the self-compassion scale by Kristin Neff, PhD to assess how you act toward yourself during difficult times.


Get resources from EmpathyLab to build real-life empathy skills and provide a beacon of hope in a divided world.

Get ideas for initiatives from Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


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