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Emotion Coaching

John Gottman calls the parents who get involved with their children’s feelings Emotion Coaches:

Much like athletic coaches, they teach their children strategies to deal with life’s ups and downs. They don’t object to their children’s displays of anger, sadness, or fear. Nor do they ignore them. Instead, they accept negative emotions as a fact of life and they use emotional moments as opportunities for teaching their kids important life lessons and building closer relationships with them.

- Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child. John Gottman & Daniel Goleman.

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