In this episode DJ sat down with previous trial lawyer, now peacemaker and award-winning author, Doug Noll to discuss raising emotionally healthy and competent kids. Listen in as they discuss how human beings are more emotional than rational, that keeping your own emotions in check will help your child feel safe and secure and how you can be a successful emotional coach for your child.
Douglas E. Noll, JD, MA left a successful career as a trial lawyer to become a peacemaker. His calling is to serve humanity, and he executes his calling at many levels. He is an award-winning author, teacher, trainer, and a highly experienced mediator. Doug’s work carries him from international work to helping people resolve deep interpersonal and ideological conflicts to training life inmates to be peacemakers and mediators in maximum-security prisons.
• [6:01] Doug talks about one of his passions is getting parents to stop invalidating their children's emotions, which in his view, is the most insidious and pervasive form of emotional abuse that exists.
• [10:36] “Most of us were brought up to believe that human beings, what separates us from other animals is rationality or ability to reason. That is simply not true. It's a myth.”
• [17:45] “They got there because the parents have the correct skills to teach them emotional competency, by reflecting back their emotions, and by modeling in the adult relationship.”
• [24:51] Doug shares that you have a choice to raise emotionally healthy kids or you can raise emotionally unhealthy kids… It's a simple choice and is a skill you can master in four to six weeks.
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