Emotion Coaching 2018-05-03T10:47:29-04:00
Parents/caregivers have a tremendous opportunity to influence their loved one’s emotional development, regardless of age. Specifically, parents can “coach” their loved one to become aware of their emotions and associated needs, as well as to regulate their upset feelings more easily. A wealth of research has shown that children of parents who take on the role of “emotion coach” function much better in a number of areas, including academic performance, social skills and physical & mental health. These children also experience fewer “negative” emotions overall, and develop the ability to become more independent. Emotion coaching is especially important if your child is a “super-feeler”.
  1. learning the emotion basics
  2. learning the steps of emotion coaching
  3. learning how to facilitate relationship repair (if required)
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For access to the beautifully written article on emotions and parenting by Dr. Leslie Greenberg C.Psych, the developer of Emotion-focused Therapy, please click on the button below.