Thank you for watching our video. Let us explain the context of this video and why it matters to you as a parent. As parents, we all want to help our children resolve their challenges and guide them toward success. In an attempt to do that, most parents ask questions and listen to their child's concerns then advise them what to do next.
But your child's words only communicate part of the message. The rest is embedded in the emotion they are speaking from...
Most parents have never had any formal education in the domain of emotions, so their emotional knowledge comes from watching their parents and other people they grew up around. Generally, our emotions-related conversations with children don't get any more precise than saying we feel "upset" or "moved." Take the example shown in the video; the mother has the possibility to go deeper to see if her son feels guilt, shame, or embarrassment. This is valuable because each of them gives her different information that allows her to address her son's problem more accurately. For instance, shame occurs when we violate our community's standards and guilt when we violate our own standards. Embarrassment takes care of our personal identity and means we believe others will think less of us if they know what we've done.
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