Empathy – the capacity to be affected by and respond to how others feel
Empathic Parenting directly influences the development of affection, empathy and trust in infants and toddlers. It is during this developmental period from birth to the age of three that the foundations of these essential human capacities are set.
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The soul is healed by being with children. — Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Idiot
Children need models more than they need critics. — Joseph Joubert, Pensées
When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth. — Billy – age 4
The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow,
but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work. — Patricia Clafford
Truly wonderful the mind of a child is. — YODA, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just
you all day and now the day was complete. — Marcy DeMaree
Presence is more than just being there.
— Malcolm Forbes
You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. — Polish Proverb
If infants learn what love is, they can go through life with sanity and happiness.
— Herbert Ratner
The level of cooperation parents get from their children is usually
equal to the level of connection children feel with their parents.
— Pam Leo