In Islam, it is the right of every child to be treated with kindness, mercy and fairness. Although there are many parenting styles, many Muslims are not aware that showing emotional understanding towards children will help them become more cooperative, mature and confident people. In this article, I will be sharing the benefits of empathic parenting, as well as practical steps to connect emotionally with your children.
What is empathic parenting?
Empathic parenting is based on the desire to raise individuals who are caring, compassionate and empathetic. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the emotions of another.
The basic principle of empathic parenting stems from children’s ability to mirror the actions and qualities of the people around them. So, when children are surrounded by people who are respectful and calm, they will also take on these traits. This article will explain five benefits of empathic parenting and three ways to become a more empathic parent, in sha Allah. There is also a wealth of information on empathic parenting on websites and YouTube, where I also obtained my research.