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Heart of Parenting

Paperback|Jan 1998
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This is a practical guide for parents on how to raise a child who can understand and control his or her emotions. It explains a child's different emotional needs at different ages, and shows parents how to help their children...


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This is a practical guide for parents on how to raise a child who can understand and control his or her emotions. It explains a child's different emotional needs at different ages, and shows parents how to help their children calm themselves down, how to focus their attention, how to give their children better emotional support through difficult times, such as divorce, and offers simple tools and techniques for parents to evaluate and improve on their own emotional parenting styles.;Specific and positive advice is interspersed with case studies and anecdotes throughout. A five-step process of emotional coaching is presented for parents to follow. Questionnaires enable parents to evaluate their style of emotional parenting. The book is based on a study of 100 families over a ten-year period. John Gottman is the author of Why Marriages Succeed or Fail. He is also the holder, since 1979, of the National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Award.
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"Research shows that children who learn to master their emotions are physically healthier, more self-confident, achieve more in school and are more likely to live happy, balanced lives."
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John Gottman has written a practical guide for parents on how to raise a child who can understand and control his or her emotions. THE HEART OF PARENTING explains a child's different emotional needs at different ages and shows parents how to help their children calm themselves down, how to focus their attention, how to give their children better emotional support through difficult times such as divorce, and offers simple tools and techniques for parents to evaluate and improve on their own emotional parenting styles. Specific and positive advice is interspersed with case studies and anecdotes throughout. John Gottman is a professor of psychology at the University of Washington, and holder since 1979 of the National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Award. He is author of WHY MARRIAGES SUCCEED OR FAIL. Joan DeClaire is a journalist who has written about parenting, health and family issues for 15 years.
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John Gottman

John Gottman, Ph.D, 56, is the founder director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute and Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. Co-author, Nan Silver, is a writer living in New York

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