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  • Building Empathy in Young Children with Aggressive Behaviors

    Aggressive outbursts in young children are extremely common since they lack the skill set to regulate their emotions effectively. When parents can meet their young children’s aggression with patience, understanding, and empathy, they are communicating the social and biological reality that children - and their behavior - are works in progress, and that the adult is there to help them on this journey. Modeling empathy and encouraging its practice with praise and reinforcement builds harmony in the home, benefiting children and parents alike.