Professor John Gottman's research has shown that an Emotion Coaching parenting style can influence a child's emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and control our emotions, as well as being able to communicate with others about feelings. Children with good emotional intelligence have better emotional, social and physical functioning, as well as fewer behavioural difficulties.
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Our Family Wellness Programme is available online - parents of children who are struggling with shool readiness or who are experiencing social-communication difficulties say that they find this approach helpful. Originally designed to support families with children with high functioning autism we have found that this approach has a much broader reach. Sarah is in the process of writing a small booklet summarising the approach.
In Somerset nearly 200 staff from health and care services including head teachers, teachers, GPs, health visitors, parent family support workeres, family support workers have trained to facilitate Tuning in to Kids or Tuning in to Teens Emotion Coaching parent groups.