Tuesday Teens & Adults – Empathy W2

Week 2: This week we’re talking about predicting and communicating feelings. In the heat of an argument, it’s difficult to be empathetic. It’s also challenging to refrain from blame. Someone once said; Love is saying “I feel differently,” instead of “You’re wrong.” As leaders, parents, and mentors, how can we teach others to use “I statements” when they are angry or sad, especially when frustration just makes people want to yell “you, you, you!” How can we get ourselves to get a handle on it too? This week, your Powerful Thought Assignment is to get honest with yourself. Are you using “I statements” when talking about your frustrations– or mostly “you?” What adjustments need to be made in this New Year?