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Homeschool and Emotionally Intelligent Children

Aug. 5, 2014

John Gottman is one of the most well-known researchers in the area of family relationships and the author of one of my newest favorite books: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. Utilizing this research in your homeschool could make the difference between a local Civil War and success on the home front.

In today's episode I focuses on briefly defining an emotionally intelligent child from what I learned in Dr. Gottman's book and then giving an overview of the five practices of an Emotion Coaching parent. Those steps are: 1. Become aware of the child's emotion. 2. Recognize the emotion as an opportunity to teach and get closer to your child. 3. Listen to your child with empathy and validate their feelings. 4. Help your child find words they understand that explain their feelings. 5. Set limits and then help your child come up with alternative, healthy ways to address their emotions.

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