We talk a lot about using empathy with our kids. Here is my guest post on Positive Parenting Connection with a simple explanation of what empathy is as well as 3 suggestions for using empathy to connect with your kids.
Many parents are good at responding with empathy when their child is a little sad or a little upset. Empathy gets a bit trickier when your child is in the thick of a giant meltdown! Parents often start to panic, thinking, “Why isn’t this working?” or “What am I doing wrong?”