Teaching Empathy, Without Taking on Others' Energy
Published October 29, 2018
15 min
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    When was the last time your child got worked up? Children are empathic. They're always reading their parents and their environments to be safe and to learn how to be in the world. If they try to fix other people's emotions, they'll get overwhelmed and stressed. In this episode, Carol and Anne share tips to recognize when your child is taking on others' energy, plus some conversational and energy techniques to help children to stay calm and hold their own. This week’s Parenting Practice Use the energy techniques in the episode: spinal flush and zip up. Talk to your child about sending love to those who are distressed rather than taking on or trying to fix their emotions. Observe if you've labeled any of your children a peacemaker or troublemaker. Discontinue that so they can be responsible for their own experience in the family, rather than everyone else's. Learn more from Carol each week! Visit thechildwhisperer.com and receive Carol and Anne's weekly Parenting Practice right to your inbox.
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