How to raise resilient kids for a calmer, happier home.

Module 1 - Beyond Behaviour

Becoming your child's emotional coach is one of the greatest gifts that you can give your family, and of course your relationship between you and your child. I've been working with children and families for over 15 years and one of the biggest things to come up is our desire, whether you're a parent, an educator, or a primary caregiver, for children to be able to make reasonable, good decisions. But how do we do that? How do we help children navigate those emotions that can be so powerful and that can so often take over their behaviors? I think the key here is to understand the impact of emotional coaching. In this module, Beyond Behaviour, we will be deep diving into children’s most challenging behaviour.



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Module One Introduction video explores the importance of emotional coaching and the three R’s of effective coaching.


What does it take to become an effective emotional coach for children? In this lesson we will be exploring what research reflects is the answer. Effective emotional coaches practice these three skills daily in their interactions with children.



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Module One Lessons & Downloads



Module One Review

Helping children navigate those big emotional behaviors and to make better decisions can be rather difficult. But hopefully the last few videos have given you a little bit more insight into your child's behavior and why they make some of the decisions that they make. We've explored the emotional brain and how your child's midbrain can very often take the wheel, and start making some poor decisions along the way. And exactly what children need in order to go from the midbrain back to the prefrontal cortex, which is where all the executive functioning skills are stored. Ultimately, children need support through reasoning and redirection, which we're going to be going through step-by-step a little later on.

Then we looked at punishment and why as adults, we can often be drawn to using punishment, and we don't even realize it. We need to be conscious about those decisions and be proactive in our responses in order to navigate those moments mindfully and calmly. And to ultimately help children regulate their own big emotional responses to challenging situations. The third thing that we looked at are the three Ds of disobedience. By understanding what is happening in your child's brain that is going to evoke that drop in cooperation, and that defiance. And sometimes even aggression and tantrums, and all those other challenges that can so often create a wedge between us and them.

Once we understand why these things are happening and we can see beyond the behavior that's in front of us, and see into your child's needs, or into the development of their brain that is leading to the situations that you find yourself in. Ultimately, when we see all these things put together, it does help us be more reasonable and to empathize with them in the moment. And to remain connected even when we feel that draw to disconnect and to take over. Hopefully you found the last few videos helpful. I'll see you in the next module.



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