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 an 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 in school, have more friends, 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 create emotionally intelligent children.
What You Will Learn:
Melissa Benaroya MSW, LICSW, Certified Gottman Educator is a licensed clinical social worker with 16 years of experience working with children and families. Melissa has a Masters degree in Social Work, is a Credentialed School Counselor and is trained in Positive Discipline. She is also a Certified Gottman Educator offering the Bringing Baby Home Program for families with young children and workshops on Emotion Coaching. Melissa practices as a parenting consultant, coach and speaker to groups and individuals by blending her clinical training with her knowledge of child development and discipline. In 2011 she co-authored the book The Childproof Parent.
She is the co-founder of Grow Parenting and Mommy Matters Seattle, a workshop series for mothers of toddlers and preschoolers seeking support from peers and professional advice. Melissa is also the founder of Green Lake Moms, a 3700+ member neighborhood web group dedicated to sharing resources, offering support, and making connections for local area moms.
Melissa lives in Seattle with her husband and two children and keeps her sanity with an active lifestyle of running and Crossfit!
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