9 Ways to Be a More Empathetic Parent

By Amanda Morin

It’s not always easy to respond to your child’s behavior with empathy. But when you show her you understand and respect her needs, you’re helping her stay motivated and gain self-esteem. Plus, you’re building her trust in you.


Showing empathy can help you change that dynamic and make your child more open to working on her challenges, including learning and attention issues. Here are tips for responding with empathy.