Narrative Parenting Class: Lesson Plan

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Parenting class - Lesson plan
1. Objective: I will teach the five steps of emotional coaching from the Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child parenting program using the following teaching methods and activities from TNGC: I will be teaching the parents these objectives by first letting them see the five steps themselves and for them to put the steps in the order they think they belong in. Then we will discuss the importance of the order and each of the steps in depth. I will also ask questions that encourage group discussion.
2. Materials needed: Envelopes with the cut out pieces of paper that have the 5 steps of emotional coaching on them. A slide that has the 5 steps on it, so the parents can look back at them for the entire class. Cut
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Then I am going to share a story that the parents will be able to relate to. The Zebra story on pages 69-70 in the book.
3- Min. Next, I am going to relate the story to the 5 steps of emotion coaching helping parents relate it to their own children.
In the book the author talks about a time he was traveling with his family across the country on a plane. His daughter Moriah, who was two at the time was bored, cranky, and tired and asked her dad for her favorite stuffed animal and comfort object, Zebra. Her parents had accidentally packed it in the suitcase that was checked at the baggage
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All Moriah wanted was to have her stuffed animal and she didn’t comprehend why her dad wouldn’t let her have it. So, instead of getting mad and frustrated the dad began feeling bad that he could not give her the stuffed animal to help calm her down, so he recognized this as an opportunity and put himself in her position to better understanding his daughters emotions. Throughout this he listened to how she felt and then helped her label her feelings by saying, “you’re angry because we can’t get Zebra for you” and “We can’t get Zebra because he is in another part of the plane, that makes you feel frustrated.” He helped her understand that he knew how she felt and in result that calmed her down.
3– Min. I am going to explain the 5 steps of emotion coaching in depth.
1. For parents to feel what their children are feeling, they must be aware of emotions, first in themselves and then in their children. Emotional awareness simply means that you recognize when you are feeling an emotion, you can identify your feelings, and you are sensitive to the presence of emotions in other people. **How do you think this can help you become a better parent?
2. Try to look at your children’s anger as something other than a challenge to your authority, look at it as an opportunity to bond and teach them to handle their

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