Recognize, validate, and respond to your child's emotions.
What strategies are best for cultivating healthy emotions? Aidan's School Counselor, Jessica Kwerel, in consultation with Denise Merkel, Coordinator of the Aidan Program for Families, will guide you through John Gottman's handbook, The Heart of Parenting, to help you understand the importance of Emotional Intelligence as it relates to aspects of Yale's RULER program. Learn to recognize, respond to, and validate your child's feelings. Become practiced in ways to be empathetic, to set limits and to problem solve using his five steps of emotional coaching. Dedicate yourself to the five Friday morning sessions; the reward will be an enriched bond between you and your child.
The subsequent sessions will take place on January 25, February 8, 22 and March 1.