The Wall Street Journal

Superhero Costumes Come to Parents’ Rescue

Sue Shellenbarger, February 7, 2017

Impersonating a superhero helps children learn to see things from another’s perspective, a form of empathy that is an important foundational skill for success in adulthood, says Laura Jana, a pediatrician and author of “The Toddler Brain.” She adds, “The child is literally starting to train the brain to think like, be like and act like someone else,” says Dr. Jana, director of innovation at the University of Nebraska College of Public Health in Omaha. Read more