Family Centre > Emotion Coaching


  • Emotion coaching is a research-based five-step process developed by Dr. John Gottman designed to teach children basic emotional skills and competence. 
  • “Emotion Coaches” accept emotions, even those seen as negative, as a fact of life and use emotional moments to teach kids life lessons and build closer relationships. 
  • Along with acceptance of emotions, Emotion Coaches set limits on inappropriate behavior, teach kids how to regulate feelings, find appropriate outlets and solve problems. 
  • Emotion coaches have a strong awareness of their own emotions and the emotions of others. They recognize that all emotions serve a purpose.