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Emotion Coaching


Research has shown that emotion coached children have fewer behavioural problems and perform better academically. Additionally, these children are more emotionally stable, more resilient and have more motivation. 

Learn more about emotion coaching at the Gottman Institute's website.


Emotion coaching is the practice of talking to children about their feelings and giving them strategies to cope with emotionally difficult situations.

What does a session focused on emotion coaching look like? 

  • psycho-education on what emotion coaching is and how it helps 

  • strategies for the parent to learn how to use emotion coaching with their child 

  • role-play exercises to practice emotion coaching responses 

  • worksheets and homework to try throughout the week 

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