We've already covered emotion regulation a few times on the show: there were these older short episodes on Three Reasons Not to Say "You're OK!"
and Modeling Emotion Regulation
, as well as the more recent one
on Dr. Stuart Shanker's book Self-Reg.
But I realized I'd never done the episode that should underlie all of these, which discusses what actually is emotion regulation and when (for crying out loud!) our children will be able to do it. So we cover that in this episode, as well as some resources to help you support your child in developing this capability, the most important of which is Dr. John Gottman's book Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
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