Emotion Coaching for Parents and Caregivers

Emotion Coaching for Parents and Caregivers
Posted on 09/27/2023
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Understanding the role of emotions is key to improving relationships with your child or youth.

Emotion Coaching is a communication strategy that can calm the brain in as little as 60 seconds and help improve relationships.

Emotion Coaching has two steps:
• Validation: letting someone know we understand why they feel, think or act a certain way.

• Support: Then we provide emotional and practical support using strategies like reassurance, limit-setting, redirecting, collaborative problem-solving, teaching skills, etc.

A webinar on Emotion Coaching is available to parents/caregivers through the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, and Hamilton Family Health Team.

To register for one of the following 90-minute webinars, click on the date:

September 27, 2023, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
October 24, 2023, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
November 23, 2023, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
December 13, 2023, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

A 6-week parent/caregiver group has also been created for individuals who are interested in further learning. Please call the Hamilton Family Health Team, Mental Health Groups line at 905-667-4852 to register.

Emotion Coaching for Parents and Caregivers