Learn how to be your child’s emotional coach!

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Emotional Coaching Mini Series

1. Regulating emotions

2. Three D’s of disobedience

3. Replacing punishment

Children don’t need to feel shame in order to learn how to make better decisions. They need an emotional coach and ample opportunity to self correct and practice resilient life skills.

In my member’s program, parents and educators will learn and practice the five steps of emotional coaching: empowering adults everywhere to drop corporal punishment at home and in the classroom. Emotional coaching is like any other form of coaching in the sense that it involves the three core steps of teaching. If you have spent time in a classroom you may be familiar with the three steps in every lesson plan. As a preschool teacher my days revolved around these three steps.

Bonus e-book Calm, Happy Families - An Introduction to CBT for Families when you join!

Bonus e-book Calm, Happy Families - An Introduction to CBT for Families when you join!

Step 1: Modelling 
Step 2: Guiding
Step 3: Practicing

The teacher or coach begins the lesson by modelling the activity. Next, they include the classroom or student in the activity working as a team. Finally, they allow the child(ren) to practice on their own with feedback and further instructions.

These are the three core steps I teach families and educators how to use in discipline (discipline = teaching). The additional two steps in emotional coaching are:

1. Defining emotion and motivation behind child's actions.

We recognise that all behaviour is communication and once we follow the emotion we can find the underlying message.

Some quick examples are:

Defiance = child needs to feel relevant
Attention seeking = child needs to feel validated
Aggression = child needs ways to cope with social challenges

2. Choosing the best life skill to focus on in the moment.

"What does my child need from me? How do I support them fully in the moment?"

If you are excited to learn how to boost your youngsters (or classrooms) resilience, confidence, listening, coping, affection, interactions (and more!) which results in calmer, happier kiddos, replacing aggression, defiance, disobedience and tantrums without relying on corporal punishment, bribes and threats this is the program for you!

Becoming Your Child’s Emotional Coach - Class Topics Include


Calm, happy kids -

Understanding your little one’s behaviour and emotional development

Reasoning with the Unreasonable -

Teaching youngsters early steps in reasoning

From Aggression to Affection -

How to guide your child or student through aggressive behaviours

How to Talk so Children Listen -

How to be an effective coach with your child(ren)

Raising Resilience -

Defining your child’s need for risk and independence while supporting their growth mindset

Replacing Punishment with Emotional Coaching -

Why most punishment doesn’t work and what to do instead

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The Experience


Meet Stephanie

Simply Kids was created by behaviour specialist, Stephanie Wicker, as an avenue of support for parents, families and early childhood educators.  Our mission is to provide families with simple, sensible solutions to the challenges which may be interrupting their connection with their children, through home visits, parent coaching and practical online resources.

Challenging childhood behaviours like disobedience, defiance and aggression can trigger an emotional reaction in us as adults. When a person feels like they’re under attack, it leads to a defensive mindset which places a wedge between the adult and the child.

Our goal is to simplify why children do what they do and remove the wedge in the parent/child relationship during difficult behaviours. Learn more.