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Empathy Takes Practice!

Empathy Takes Practice!

Emanate empathy. Empathy is vital for being able to respond sensitively to our children’s distress. In a nutshell, empathy is being able to communicate this sentiment to your child: “I understand your feelings and I’m sorry you’re hurting.”

And, empathy is for happiness too! Practice responding and sharing in the joyful feelings your child has when they:

-Learn a new skill, like the monkey bars!

-Find humor in something silly

-Enjoy a meal or snack

-Find something they were looking for

-Meet a new friend or animal friend

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