"Emotion Coaching"

Definition

"Emotion Coaching" is a form of coaching that primarily aims at increasing emotional maturity in the coachee.

Emotional Maturity

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How to define "Emotion Coaching" and why the term is problematic in the context of parenting

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Other Definitions

"Helping children and young people to understand the different emotions they experience, why they occur and how to handle them." (Gottman 1996)

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Gottmann Institute: "The Heart of Parenting"

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Emotion Coaching UK

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"Emotion Coaching" should not be used in this context.

"Coaching" is not an adequate term to use with children while referring to parenting.

Using a general term and automatically applying it to a narrow use case / scenario, i.e. children, is not good practice in terminology.

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