For example, if hearing a tragic news story makes you feel almost as if the story concerns you personally, you have the ability to empathize.
You can sympathize with a cause, for instance, or with a point of view that resonates with you.
The government must not mistake the empathy we feel for Denise Fergus’s loss with sympathy for her views.
As I am going through this stage again with my almost three-year-old daughter (my oldest son is almost six now), I think I am figuring a few things out.
The strategies I am learning are helping me become a more respectful, empathetic, and kind parent.
But thanks to an explosion in research on infancy in the last 30 years, we now know that babies and toddlers are deeply feeling beings.