Building Empathy in Young Children

Empathy, defined as feeling and acting out of compassion for others, is not an inherent human trait, but a skill that built over time. Like any skill, the earlier we learn it, and the more we practice it, the better at it we become. Developmental psychologists believe...

Talking to Children About Violence at the US Capitol

In the wake of the events of January 6th, 2021, many of our educators, families, and children will struggle in the coming weeks. As adults search for the right words to discuss the times in which we are living, we hope these resources will be helpful.  Talking about...

Should you worry about your child’s behavioral health?

HandholdMA.org is a family-friendly site to help families navigate the mental health system in Massachusetts. Handhold’s sections help parents answer these three big questions: Should I worry? What can I do? Who can help? Whatever steps a family decides to take,...