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
As your kids grow up they may forget what you said, but won't forget how you made them feel
— Kevin Heath
Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just
you all day and now the day was complete. — Marcy DeMaree
The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow,
but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work. — Patricia Clafford
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
You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. — Polish Proverb
Kids go…….where there is excitement……. They stay where there is love………. — Unknown
Truly wonderful the mind of a child is. — YODA, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Children need models more than they need critics. — Joseph Joubert, Pensées
If infants learn what love is, they can go through life with sanity and happiness.
— Herbert Ratner