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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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My parenting philosophy, in writing!

I'm a 31 year old soon to be first time dad! I didn't grow up with a father or a great mother... so I am throwing myself all in to this endeavor. I've been searching for any validation that I'm on the right track... and here it is, and more! I love this mindset and it got my wife onboard with this type of strategy which they call "emotion coaching." Show respect to get respect. Be empathetic. Value and foster their autonomy. I loved this book and helped me formulate who I want to be as a person and a parent more than any other book I've read on the subject so far.

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audio wouldn't finish

Great tools for anyone trying to improve. However my audio only played through chapter 7 and said Finished. Not sure why it didn't read through all 9 chapters. I'm very disappointed I couldn't hear the rest of the book.

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A must read for all the Parents

This is an excellent book, very well written by the author. I was able to test some of the techniques on my kid. Totally worth it.

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some really good information and pointers

I'll find out if it works once my baby is born but I enjoyed the listen although some parts were boring and long.

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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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Loved it!

Great research that supports great parenting! I will definitely be re-reading this throughout the years.

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I wish I had read this book earlier

If you're reading (or listening to) a parenting book, Drop it right away! THIS is the book you need to read NOW!

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Excellent for first time parents

I noticed my toddler picking up on my insecure personality trait. That's when I got this book to figure out how to coach him into his feelings and teaching him how to manage his emotions. Anxiety starting at a young age is fostered by parents who are dismissive like my parents were... Resulting in all 6 of my siblings having adult anxiety in situations. I think everyone should give it a try and at least note where you can improve in your parenting.

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Fundamental to childhood development

It was good, although kind of repetitive in the explanations. The evidence-based practice of these concepts though is very well-supported throughout the book. I would recommend this to any parent looking to give their child a solid foundation for their life.