Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman

Reader Rebecca Reid responds to Jon Gottman’s book, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, and discusses how the book resonated with her as a mother and how she was able to apply it to her parenting. Part of raising an emotionally intelligent child is to take the child’s emotions seriously. When a child is upset, it is worth investigating whether they are trying to push the envelope with their behavior or whether they are genuinely experiencing an emotion they are having difficulty controlling. It is important to validate and acknowledge the emotions that a child experiences, even without validating the resulting behavior.

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