Social-Awareness and caring for others is the EISD SEL focus for the third nine weeks. Empathy is being able to understand and value someone else's perspective and having compassion for others even when they are different from ourselves.
One of the ways parents can support their teens with tolerance and acceptance is to continue to have an open dialogue. "Providing messages that promote healthy self-esteem can go a long way to encourage [teens] to embrace differences in [themselves] and others". We can support our teens in understanding and accepting others by initiating conversations around relevant current issues. Our teens are watching and listening to how we treat others.
To learn more, read "Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice".