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ERIC Number: ED450875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 190
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Compassionate Parenting.
Stosny, Steven
Noting that parents' response to their children is essentially emotional and keyed almost exclusively to inferences about their children's emotions, this program for parents teaches compassionate parenting, an approach that provides a secure emotional base from which children explore and interact with their environment as parents develop the protective, nurturing, and compassionate skills that empower them in all areas of life. Part 1 of the program guide describes how compassionate parenting contributes to children's emotional intelligence; outlines the elements of compassionate parenting; discusses the emotions related to attachment; identifies compassion as the self-building emotion; and describes how emotions convey one's ability to cope and how compassionate parenting promotes a compassionate identity. This part also discusses the development of meaning, the components of emotion and motivation, and the use of punishment in rearing children. Part 2 of the guide presents general skills for compassionate parenting, including regulating anger, changing emotional regulation habits, using values and core values in emotional regulation, guiding emotional investment in children, and teaching compassion and emotional vocabulary. This part also presents home play therapy as a structure to maximize parental interest in children. In addition, this part presents rules for effective discipline and discusses how children learn to anticipate consequences. Ways to empower children are presented, along with a family empowerment agreement and a step-by-step technique for resolving disputes. Part 3 presents specific skills for compassionate parenting of children of various ages from infancy through adolescence. The guide's seven appendices include a scale for parents to rate their core self as parents, lessons for building emotional vocabulary, and steps of emotional regulation for adolescents. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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