How parenting with empathy benefits YOU!

When the going gets tough, parenting with empathy can be the hardest task we face. Especially if you were raised in a household where frustration, yelling, or any amount of physical or emotional violence was a way of life.

These days, there is a lot of talk in the media about the importance of teaching children empathy. But before we can teach it, we need to be avid practicers ourselves. And how do you do that when you have a needy infant, or tantrum-filled toddler, or downright willful child opposing you. It’s so easy to fall back on those powerful impulses to simply shut the child down.