Child & Teen Emotion Coaching
Do you want your child to have high EQ, a strong predictor of success later in life?
But, you aren’t sure where to start? After all, this is not a curriculum in schools in Singapore! And, our parents have not taught us (at least not me!) about emotion coaching.
I always believe as parents, we are the best role model and emotion coach for our child! However, an Emotion Coach will add as extra help for the family, and reinforce the learnings the child already get from their parents. So, any child can benefit tremendously from Emotion Coaching!
But, in particular, if you notice your child is experiencing one or more of the following, then you should definitely hire an Emotion Coach!
Is your child or teen struggling with social-emotional challenges?
Has your child or teen been moody or lack of motivation but could not express their problems?
Is your child or teen having relationship problem with others?
Does your child lack the confidence in articulating their thoughts and needs?
Has your child or teen been bullied in school and not able to stand up for themselves?
Is your child or teen adopting certain maladaptive behaviours?
How can Emotion Coaching help my child / teen?
I am personally inspired by a few renowned leaders in the parenting field, namely, Dr. John Gottman‘s Emotion Coach Parenting, Dr. Marc Brackett‘s RULER approach to Social and Emotional Learning in schools, and Dr. Dan Siegel’s Whole Brain Child. Ever since I discover their approach to parenting, my parenting style and relationship with my children have transformed completely. Being trained in NLP and Positive Psychology, I integrate the concepts from Dr. John, Dr. Marc and Dr. Siegel to emotion coach children and teens. In my Emotion Coaching program, I collaborate with your child to teach them how to:
Recognize, understand and label emotions of self and others
Express and regulate their own emotions
Be empathic with others to form meaningful relationships
Identify and create their purpose and goals in life
Build confidence, growth mindset and resilience needed to achieve their goals
Ultimately, we want our child to be happy and thrive in life, don’t we?
1. Is there a minimum age group you work with?
I generally work with child from five years old onwards, but as long as your child is able to communicate verbally and understand basic instructions, your child can participate in the Emotion Coaching program.
2. How is Emotion Coaching different for children and teens?
Depending on the age of your child, they go through different developmental milestones. In the first session, I dedicate most time to connect and build trust & rapport with your child, and understand the challenges they face in their world.
Once this connection is established, I can move on to help your child set goals, and teach them how to get there. Depending on your child’s emotional developmental stage, some child may need more time to build up the ability to recognize, understand, label, express and regulate their emotional reservoir.
For younger children, the coaching sessions may involve writing, drawing, stories, games, pretend play and role plays.
3. Will my child think they have a “problem” if they were to attend Emotion Coaching?
Absolutely NO! The program is future oriented and solution-focused, helping your child to become a happy individual who is emotionally intelligent and have the confidence and resilience to create and live their purpose, set and achieve their goals!
4. Are your Emotion Coaching sessions online or in-person?
I have found coaching sessions in-person to be most effective when it comes to working with children and teens. Hence, I would highly recommend in-person sessions for faster results.
5. Do you conduct group Emotion Coaching?
6. Do you coach parents to be Emotion Coach?
Yes, I believe we, as parents, are the best role model for our children! I run “Emotion Coach Your Child” workshop for parents to learn to be their child’s Emotion Coach! Please check out the Workshop page for any group events or contact me separately to discuss private coaching options.
7. Will I be updated on my child’s progress?
Absolutely! Prior to first session, I will have an individual session with you to understand your needs and concerns as parents and set our expectations together. During the course of the program, I will provide updates on a periodic basis via whatsapp, emails or phone calls. When parental support is required to enhance the coaching experience for your child, I will also set up an individual session with the parent to discuss the needs of your child. Emotion Coaching for your child is a collaborative process with you and your child.