Daniel Goleman started a revolution with his groundbreaking research on "EQ" and how emotional intelligence is more predictive of success in most arenas of life than either high IQ or obvious talent. We’ll look at the basic principles of Goleman’s work and show parents how to use them to raise socially skilled, responsible, and self-disciplined children. This workshop offers practical strategies that have been field-tested, for everyday issues including school situations, peer pressure, fights with friends and siblings, impulsive behavior. In addition the research of John Gottman on the differences between emotion-coaching and emotion-dismissing parents is a real eye-opener! Parents will learn how to coach children in a crisis, help them to stay calm and become more self-aware, and learn how to think in a sharing, caring, problem solving family. These are exciting new techniques especially useful for the parents of school-aged children and adolescents, although some examples involve pre-schoolers.
Parenting With Emotional Intelligence: Raising Children with Better Social Skills and Self-awareness