Today I was a little distraught. I must have raised my voice a bit to my husband. Things don’t always go smoothly in life…especially about finances, big life decisions, travel and what to have for dinner… such nerve racking topics.
My toddler was playing nearby, he must have heard the tone of my voice, because he put down his toy and came over to me and gave me a hug. He stayed on my lap for a little while. Put his head on my shoulder. And closed his arms around my neck.
This is the reward of gentle parenting.
It is using empathy to teach empathy.