Acknowledge and Respond To Your Child’s Feelings and Emotions Instead of Dismissing Them: The Power of Emotional Coaching

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  1. Rory says:

    Lovely reminder, Eric. I’m looking forward with eager anticipation to your follow up post!

    These things always sound cheesy when tagged with their official designation. I’m not a great fan of using official terms for this very reason. To me it just seems a natural way of communicating with your child.

    It’s like, you see a person with their baby in a sling and they’re a proponent of “attachment parenting”. Flippin’ heck! Shouldn’t all parenting be attachment parenting? It does wind me up, rather.

  2. Eric says:

    Hey Rory, I agree with you. I got so accustomed to using emotional coaching that I almost forgot their was a name for it. In fact when I wrote this post I had a hard time coming up with my old parenting response to a sad child. I actually had to think about the automatic “That didnt hurt. You’re a big boy” response.

    But since Emotional Coaching is sort of a process I guess its ok to label it with an official term.

    Shouldnt all parenting be attachment parenting?

    Compared to me you are a parent who practices attachment parenting. All your kids share your bed with you. I would go crazy.

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