Empathy shatters neglect, awakens connection, and reveals what truly matters in your child’s world.
We all want to be seen and heard.
But especially your kids.
Kids often feel as though the adults around them don’t see them.
Don’t have time for them.
Don’t want to deal with them when they are upset or emotional.
Let’s change that.
Next time your child gets upset lean in with compassion and empathy instead of judgment and frustration.
This is how you teach her the lessons you want her to learn.
That is how you help her feel safe.
It’s how you receive the endearment and trust of your child.
It may be hard to come with compassion instead of judgment at first.
Hard to understand why she is getting upset.
Your brain will want to judge, compare, or make her stop.
It will feel wrong to believe it isn’t something to fix but instead something to understand.
But that is the truth.
Your child’s upset isn’t something to fix.
It’s something for her to feel.
Coming with empathy tells your child you are there to support her no matter what.
Instead of trying to “talk” the feeling away, or distracting your child; let her feel the emotion, and while soaking in your loving support and guidance.
Allow the tantrums.
Allow the upsets.
Give her time to express her emotions instead of immediately correcting her or telling her to calm down or get over it.
Believe in her.
Come alongside with kindness and understanding.
And she’ll learn everything that’s important.
This is what we do inside Connect Method Parenting.