Strengthen the bond with your children.
Build their emotional intelligence.
Promote their self-esteem.
Our video collection for parents, Talking to Kids You Love, shows you how to skillfully and lovingly handle familiar yet tough moments with your children — moments when parents are often unsure of what to say. Watch and listen to the words these parents use. Build new skills to enhance your effectiveness as you promote your child’s emotional intelligence and self-esteem. Our narrator explains the reasoning behind what you see and hear, making sense of what may at times surprise you. Learn from the words our parents use and try them with the children you love. After viewing each video, visit Take A Closer Look to further your understanding of the principles guiding the parents’ approach.
We know there’s more than one path toward effective parenting — culture, religion, geography and family values shape what parents say and do. We acknowledge that in some ways Talking to Kids You Love reflects Western, middle class values, and even within that framework, experts don’t always agree. Regardless of your approach, our hope is that you will find some value from our collection to promote your child’s healthy development and strengthen the bond between you.
The 5 minute ‘spot-on’ video snapshots model not only what a mom or dad can say to the children they love, but exactly how and when to say it. This thoughtful collection of 16 oh-so-familiar challenging parent/child situations are perfect skill builders for today’s busy parents. Bravo to the production team!
These videos are awesome...phenomenal. I was blown away by them.
I thought the videos were fantastic. I loved that they were short, had bullet points for future reference, talked about the ‘why’ behind the strategies, and how the strategies support child development. So many straightforward ideas for parents to discuss with one another and a great tool for Early Childhood and Lower School parents as their children develop into more independence.
Talking to Kids You Love is written and created by Aaron Cooper, Ph.D., in collaboration with Marina Eovaldi, Ph.D., and Benjamin Rosen, Ph.D. The project is made possible by a generous grant from The Golub Family Foundation.