Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Human Development and Family Studies
Toddlers and pre schoolers are at an age in which they are becoming aware of emotions and learning how to regulate and appropriately express their emotions. Emotion coaching is a communication strategy which supports young people to self regulate and manage their emotion responses. Teachers see these emotions and behaviors and don't know how to help the child express and deal with their emotions in certain situations. Young children need the guidance of adults to help them learn emotion skills. When toddlers have difficulty regulating and expressing emotion appropriately, they turn to other problem behaviors such as tantrums. Toddlers and preschoolers that have so much bottled up emotion need to learn emotional regulation and emotional competence. To address this issue, I created a workshop for teachers on emotion coaching for toddlers. Emotion coaching is a communication strategy that supports young children to self regulate and manage their emotional responses. When teachers use emotion coaching, they use redirecting and social teaching. I presented to teachers at an infant/toddler center in Capitola, California.
Colosi, Anna, "Teaching Emotion Coaching to Teachers of Toddlers" (2019). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 706.