Using Empathy to Connect with Your Kids


Empathy is a fantastic positive parenting tool, but it is also misunderstood. Here are 3 tips for using empathy to connect with your kids!

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?”

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Nicole Schwarz (couch 3)

Welcome! I'm Nicole Schwarz.

I'm a Parent Coach, Licensed Therapist and Author of It Starts with You. I help stressed, overwhelmed, confused parents find calm, confidence and connection with their kids. No one is expecting perfection here. But, if you’re willing to examine your parenting, find encouragement, or try something new, this is the place for you.

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