Take a moment to think about the characteristics of your relationship with your child. Do you face power struggles or feelings of powerlessness? Do you try to fix things for your child, or do you ask them to “use their words” only to find them incapable of doing so? Most importantly, does your parent/child relationship allow space for your child’s positive emotional growth?
In my latest video, I discuss the three core conditions for healthy relationships, and I take a deep dive into empathy — which is always present in healthy relationships. Empathy is the ability to recognize, understand, and share the thoughts and feelings of another person, and it is often misunderstood or overlooked by even the most well-intentioned parents.
Learning to Parent With Empathy is Simple and Rewarding
Here’s the good news — it’s easy to learn to parent with empathy! Using the “Name It to Tame It” approach, we can help our children understand, articulate, and respond to their feelings in a way that is nurturing and supportive. An empathetic approach to parenting is simple and rewarding.
So I invite you to sit back, spend about 10 minutes with me, and prepare to positively change the way you relate to your child!