Empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of others, and experience the world as you think someone else does, is a
fundamental aspect of social connection, caring and belonging [1-5]. One’s ability to empathize develops gradually during childhood
and is presumably influenced by children’s social environment [6-11]. If empathy is a malleable skill rather than a fixed trait [12,13],
can it be nurtured and enhanced through development? What would be the experiences and interventions that would support
children’s empathy development? Although empathy has been vastly studied it remained a challenging phenomenon to unlock, let
alone translate into evidence- based educational practices. Here I propose a multidisciplinary approach to empathy and present a
new frame work to empirically study the development of empathy.