Understanding Empathy


Empathy. It’s such a frequently used word. We know it matters. We know what genuine empathy feels like when we experience it. But do we really know what it means to show genuine empathy? And that its not possible to show in every second, particularly when we are struggling with our own emotions?

I recently shared tips with writer Nancy Schatz Alton in ParentMap on how to effectively use empathy with our kids. When we are mindful of how we use it, it can be one of our strongest parenting tools from birth through adulthood. Read more here.