Trying to “solve” an upset child’s emotions is futile. What does work? Listening, caring, believing, and accepting. And even though I’ve been teaching this for a long time, of course I don’t always remember to apply this. I recently learned this lesson—yet again!—with the aid of my four year old son. The result of the conversation surprised me.
This is an excerpt from a draft for my upcoming book. I would love to receive your feedback – what made sense, what was confusing, what you would have liked me to expand on, and what was superfluous. Thank you as always for your support and inspiration. Training on listening often involves a great deal …
Compassion fatigue is a form of depletion. Depletion happens when the rate of drain is greater than the rate of replenishment. So there are two things to do: Drain less, replenish more. Here’s how.