Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

The Heart of Parenting
Narrated by: Roy Worley
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence.  

Based on 20 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 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©1997 John Gottman (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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Best Parenting Book

This is the best parenting book I have ever read. I thought it was helpful both as a parent and in all my relationships. A must read for all humans that interact with other humans. I think they should hand out this book to every parent before they leave the hospital with their bundle of joy.

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This is an incredibly helpful book for parents trying to understand the complicated means that their children. it has been very helpful to utilize the techniques suggested in this book to create a more meaningful relationship with my children. Dr. Gottman has utilized his research in a very practical way for parents.

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A Must Read for all parents

Going through a divorce this helped me stay focused on what is important and helped me stay focused on one of the few things that I have control over. It is helping me bond with my children that I previously had a hard time connecting with!

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very informative

I enjoyed the psychology and examples. it was very helpful for thinking through human development through his research. enjoyable listen.

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loved it

I learned so much from this book that I will begin to use to enhance my relationships with my children. I will most likely listen to it several times.

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Not worth your time

Could have been summed up in 25 minutes!
This book is for healthy, intact families... not for divorced or disagreeing parents.
Most of it is common sense parenting.

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WONDERFUL

Only problem with this book is that I wish I would have read it when I had my first child, not until I had my sixth.

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Great but needs update

Friends of mine told me this is the one book you have to read as a parent. They may be right. I really found it thought provoking, but I think it needs to be updated especially toward the second half.

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Incredibly insightful.

I found this book incredibly insightful. I have a 3 years and have found emotion coaching to be a valuable practice in our daily interactions.

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Outstanding listen

Recommend for any parent or teacher, husbands, wives, or other spouses. Great examples of how to apply the principles laid out. Gottman delivers broad findings from research and specific applications. Well written with loads of great information applicable to parenting across different ages and being a good partner to your spouse.