Everything we do and everything we learn
is based in some way on how we feel.
How we feel about our emotions—whether
we value those emotions and how we cope—shapes
how we nurture children.
Adapted from John Gottman’s Raising an
Emotionally Intelligent Child, this book helps
adults identify their parenting and caregiving
style. It explains the five important steps in
“emotion coaching” children, to ensure that
children are guided to healthy emotional
Kids who can accept and share their
emotions do better in many ways, Gottman’s
- They form stronger friendships;
- They achieve more in school;
- They bounce back from emotional crises
more quickly; and
- They are physically healthier.
Beautifully illustrated with photographs of
parents and children.
Psychologist John Gottman has studied
marriage, couples, and family relationships
for more than 30 years. He is the author or coauthor
of more than three dozen books
Useful for birth–8 years
About the Author:
John Gottman, Ph.D.
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