A New Video Program
from The Gottman Institute
Emotion Coaching: The Heart of Parenting presents a 5-step method that builds emotional intelligence and creates positive, long lasting effects for children. Easy to learn, and used by parents, educators and care-givers, it supports kids through life’s ups and downs in a way that builds confidence and helps them grow socially, emotionally and intellectually.
Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and ability to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life. Acclaimed researchers and therapists Drs. John and Julie Gottman present this proven program to show you how to be there for your child when it really counts.
What parents are saying about the Emotion Coaching program:
The interplay of personal stories and discussion of research findings brought Emotion Coaching alive for me as something within my ability to do, and so very worth working hard at.
It has benefited not only my parenting but my personal and business relationships... Realistically addresses not only my children but me as a parent, without making me feel guilty or stupid. We all have to deal with fun and frustration, cuddling and craziness...[it] helped me find great perspective on all those aspects of being a part of a family.
... we were having issues with our 4 year old daughter. I realized when she became angry or frustrated, I checked out! After reading [about Emotion Coaching] and changing my reaction to her, she has completely changed, because I changed.
This stuff is so important – you don’t want to mess this up…. it’s your kids!
According to Dr Gottman, one should validate a child's feelings and mean what you say. He gives solid examples. Within one week of applying the advice, my child cries remarkably less. She even came to me to say that she loves me "for helping her help herself to solve her problems."