Empathy helps you establish a warm relationship with your children; in turn, they grow up to be emotionally well-adjusted adults. And because they are securely attached to you, they will be more likely to adopt your values and model your behavior.
🌿Take a genuine interest in what your child is doing or saying, listen mindfully and don’t jump the gun. If there are errors in thinking, let us gently guide them towards the light with little judgement. Probe.
🌿And next time a tantrum occurs, I would like you to see the behavior as circumstantial. It could be hunger, tiredness or plain discomfort. Connect, then correct.
🌿Be also really mindful of your thoughts, speech and actions, for these are subtle lessons we give our kids. Children can see through our insincerity and they can tell if we truly appreciate the waiter who just served us.
🕊 Empathy is essential for a healthy emotional development and it is the primer for a lifetime of meaningful relationships.
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