March Parent Coffee

Building Empathy (GAC’S 2024 Summer Theme)


Empathy is our ability to understand how others feel, and building empathy provides a foundation for friendships and overall well-being. In a world that is increasingly divided, building empathy is vital to cultivating meaningful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds. 

Empathy is a skill that can be practiced, and this summer, our theme will focus on building empathy by improving emotional literacy, active listening, perspective-taking and storytelling skills, and learning the importance of disagreeing without debating and being an upstander.

Building Empathy is about putting less emphasis on “me” and more emphasis on “we.” Empathy builders connect with others in meaningful ways and seek to better understand how others are feeling.

We hope you can join us on March 13 for a discussion about:

  • What we’ll be doing at camp this summer to help campers build their empathy skills.
  • How you can help your kids build empathy habits that last. 

We’re going to offer a morning and an evening session to accommodate more parents’ schedules. Join us on March 13 at 10am PT OR 7pm PT.

Here are some optional resources to check out before our chat:

Ep. 138: Unselfie with Dr. Michele Borba | Sunshine Parenting

Empathy is a Verb | Michele Borba | TEDxTraverseCity

UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World is Dr. Michele Borba’s book about empathy habits we can help kids develop, practice, and live out.

Book description: “Empathy is a trait that can be taught and nurtured. Dr. Borba offers a framework for parenting that yields the results we all want: successful, happy kids who also are kind, moral, courageous, and resilient. UnSelfie is a blueprint for parents and educators who want kids to shift their focus from I, me, and mine…to we, us, and ours.”

Register for one of our March Parent Coffees:

March 13 @ 10am PT Register Here

March 13 @ 7pm PT  Register Here

Check out other upcoming parent and camper events here!

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