Empathy is a key ingredient in positive friendships and relationships. It reduces conflict and misunderstandings and leads to helping behavior, kindness, and even greater success in life in general. Like any skill, empathy can be taught and developed in children.
Empathy is not always inherent but can be fostered in a child through teaching that child how to love and care for others. It is up to the parents to teach their children to be empathic and in turn, those children will grow to be kind and charitable adults.