Emotion Coaching is, at its core, an emotionally intelligent and understanding way of nurturing, guiding, and raising healthy children.
It’s a five-step method that builds emotional intelligence and creates positive, long-lasting effects for children.
The five steps of Emotion Coaching are…
Be aware of your child’s emotion
Recognize your child’s expression of emotion as a perfect moment for intimacy and teaching
Listen with empathy and validate your child’s feelings
Help your child learn to label their emotions with words
Set limits when you are helping your child to solve problems or deal with upsetting situations appropriately
However, Emotion Coaching isn’t just for children. You can use the principles involved in Emotion Coaching in every aspect of your life. Practicing empathy, setting boundaries, and working on your emotional intelligence are all essential pieces of Emotion Coaching.