That's funny, I believe both my kids are empaths, but my son is more like me. We have a very strong connection anyway, but sometimes he feels my pain and he is 6. His pain is more dramatic and mine is physical. So I feel his drama stuff and he feels my physical stuff - I try to shield my stuff more after I realized what was happening.
I realized the same thing you did one day, except we don't yell we cry
Loved the way you expressed it