A Guide to Emotion Coaching for Parents

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Published in 1998, this book serves as a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world, with benefits of increased self-confidence, greater physical health, better school performance, and healthier social relationships. Written for parents, this book details a five-step “emotion coaching” process that teaches parents how to be aware of a child’s emotions, recognize emotional expression as opportunities for intimacy and teaching, listen empathically and validate feelings, label emotions in understandable language, and help a child develop appropriate solutions to problems or upsetting situations.

Gottman, J., & Declaire, J. (1998). Raising an emotionally intelligent child: The heart of parenting. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.