Name It to Tame It: Learn to Parent with Empathy

Author: Brent Sweitzer
Original Post Date: November 12, 2021
Parents and daughter sitting close together. Learn to parent with empathy to enjoy a strong relationship with your child.

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!


Play Therapy Helps Children Manage Their Emotions

If you are struggling in your relationship with your child in the Cumming, Alpharetta or Johns Creek area, I would like to help. I specialize in high-quality play therapy at my Cumming counseling office. Play therapy can help your child regulate their emotions and overcome anxiety and behavior issues. To start your child’s counseling journey, follow these simple steps:


Reach Out

Call me at 678-701-7545 or fill out this form so we can schedule a free 20 minute consultation. This helps you make sure there’s a fit between what you’re wanting to get out of counseling and my skills & approach.


Begin Counseling

Once you decide to begin counseling, you’ll fill out the initial paperwork securely using the client portal. We will meet and begin the therapeutic counseling journey together.


Experience Relief

Through your child’s counseling sessions, we will start working on their healing — experiencing shifts, progress, and relief (for your child and your family) as they go.


Play therapy isn't the only service I provide at my Cumming Counseling office.

I also help couples connect through marriage counseling, and offer teen therapy, premarital counseling and individual counseling for issues such as stress and anxiety, grief and loss, and men's issues.


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  • Assert their independence without doing harm
  • Feel better about themselves
  • Cope with challenges at home


Individual Adults

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  • Manage work stress
  • Recover from traumatic experiences
  • Improve communication in relationships



  • Heal from affairs
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