Dads and Empathy
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Nobody gives a mother a gold star when she is a good parent. So why do we treat fathers that way? We’ll be looking at the different standards dads face, as well as the surprising lack of empathy today’s teens and children seem to have.
Segment 1: You Must Be Babysitting
Segment 2: Misconceptions
Segment 3: Can’t Your Partner Pick Them Up?
Segment 4: Unselfie
Segment 5: Creating Kindness
Segment 6: Empathy Gap
You Must Be Babysitting | SEGMENT 1 | #135
Dads don’t get a lot of credit, and when they do it’s usually for the wrong reason. Vivian Manning-Schaffel (@soapboxdirty) has written an article called “10 Things Never to Say to a Working Dad,” which highlights the misconceptions about fathers still present in our society today.
Misconceptions | SEGMENT 2 | #135
It still seems to surprise some people when fathers can function as a parents. Why does this continue to happen in our day and age? Vivian Manning-Schaffel (@soapboxdirty) and Bettina chat about why this might be.
Can’t Your Partner Pick Them Up? | SEGMENT 3 | #135
It’s difficult for parents to balance work, family, and friends, and it seems like fathers are held to different standards. One misconception Vivian (@soapboxdirty) focuses on is the idea that it is more acceptable for men to neglect their family in favor of friends and fun.
Unselfie | SEGMENT 4 | #135
A study of incoming college freshmen over the last 30 years has shown that there has been a 40% dip in empathy, and a 50% rise in narcissism. That is why Michele Borba (@micheleborba) wrote “Unselfie,” a guide to raising children who are more empathetic.
Creating Kindness | SEGMENT 5 | #135
How do you raise kind children? Michele Borba (@micheleborba) shares stories she has gathered from children who learned at a young age how to be genuinely good human beings.
Empathy Gap | SEGMENT 6 | #135
In a world filled with doom and gloom, where news focuses more on the bad than the good, how do you keep your kids inspired and optimistic? Listen in to find what habits you can pick up to ensure your kids don’t develop an ’empathy gap.’