Emotion Coaching: An Essential Part of
Your Parenting Toolbox!

Emotion coaching helps parents guide their children through life's ups and downs in a way that builds confidence, resilience and strong relationships. Developed by Dr. John Gottman, author of Raising and Emotionally Intelligent Child, this process helps your child learn how emotions work and how to behave in healthy ways when feelings are strong - skills that help them thrive socially and academically. 

The Gottman Institute has come up with some very basic formulas, based on studying families who were successful, to build emotional intelligence in children.  This means helping children understand their emotions by recognizing what they are feeling, and why.  To do this well, parents need to teach their kids to manage feelings in a positive way so that they can eventually regulate their own behavior.

In this course, we follow the research of the Gottmans and then put that information into practice and skill building. Though developing emotional intelligence is a lifelong journey, children with parents who Emotion Coach do better is school, do better socially, and tend to lead happy, productive, and self-managed lives as adults. 

This course will give you the tools needed to become an emotionally responsive parent, and in turn, will help you nurture emotionally intelligent children.

What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of emotions and what role they play in our daily life. 
  • How to recognize, respond to, and validate what your child is feeling.
  • How to be an effective emotion coach using the 5 Steps of Emotion
    Coaching with children of any age.
  • Ways to express understanding and empathy.
  • How to effectively set limits and problem-solve with your children