Children need to have their natural sense of empathy fostered and encouraged. They need to be taught to see other people's points of view. It is important that the consequences of their actions are explained to them in terms that drive the point home.
The television and video games that youth watch on a regular basis can affect the way they treat others. Read about the Influence of Media on Children and strategies to counter its impact.
Practical Tips for Teachers • Choices build responsibility and commitment, and communicate the teacher’s respect for students’ needs and preferences. - See more at: http://janebluestein.com/2012/guidelines-for-offering-choices-to-students/#sthash.CPodOsQJ.dpuf
I hold this book up as a must read at every one of my Bullying Prevention workshops. It is filled with dozens of useful,
Raising a Son provides wonderful insight on the male psyche, and the development of healthy male personality. I found the Elium's wisdom on disciplining the male child through stages of development enlightening. I especially appreciated the description of the mother/son relationship and the ramifications of maternal behavior in that relationship. Raising a Son is very interesting reading.