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Common Sense Tips

Empathy can sometimes help more than solutions

When a child is upset or confronting a problem parents sometimes offer solutions too quickly. When mom or dad can provide a compassionate and empathetic ear it can help a child vent their frustrations, feel less alone and ultimately think through the problem. Parental advice should of course be offered if needed but listening first can help a great deal.

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