Children demonstrate empathy at 7. There's a program I used to teach that helped children identify their emotions n that of others. It's amazing how clueless some adults can be at hurting others feelings.
When he gets hurt, ask him where does it hurt? On the injury, his chest (heart). Does he feel a knot in his throat? Etc. Help him identify these emotions.
When he witnesses another child hurt, remind him of his own feelings of pain. N to notice how the other child is expressing that pain (crying, tantrum, etc).
It's an ongoing process. Just make sure ur always working on it. Don't expect him to learn it on his own. We have are selfish before we are considerate of others.
at 12:10 AM on May. 10, 2011