The Empathic ParentIntense Emotions of Parenting

As an empathic parent, it is easy to find yourself drained and struggling with emotional separation day in and day out. Children have very little control over their emotional state and, while some may find their tantrum over receiving the red cup instead of the blue one as tedious and unimportant, the empathic parent feels the genuine level of emotion this situation will bring up in their child, leaving them to feel the emotional roller coaster full force all day long.

Parenting for a non-empath is considered one of the hardest jobs out there from an emotional point of view, from infancy all the way through the hormonal teen years. Unlike most intense situations, those involving your child usually do not allow you the chance to seek solitude. For the empathic parent, this emotionally challenging calling is amplified tenfold.  Read More…