From Dr. John Gottman comes Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, a modern guide to raising healthy and emotionally intelligent children, with a foreword by Daniel Goleman, New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence. Based on twenty years of research at the University of Washington studying parent-child interactions, award-winning research psychologist John Gottman and his team have developed Emotion Coaching -- a technique that parents can use to teach their children self-awareness and self-control, and to foster good emotional development. This proven technique has demonstrated a positive effect on children's physical health, academic achievement and emotional well-being. Among the issues this program explores: * Emotion Coaching: the key to raising emotionally intelligent kids * How to assess your parenting style * Key steps and strategies for Emotion Coaching * The effects of marriage and divorce on your child's emotional health * The crucial role of fathers in families Dr. Gottman's research has shown that children who learn to master their emotions have more self-confidence, do better in school, and have a better chance of living happy, emotionally healthy lives. Filled with practical and common-sense advice on how to become an Emotion Coaching parent, this is a how-to guide for parents interested in helping their children grow into "emotionally intelligent" people.
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John Gottman offers a scientifically grounded, eminently practical way for parents to give their children an essential tool kit for life.
Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence