The Digital Age: Empathy In Utopia

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

Regardless of age, the entanglement of virtual communication and social media is transforming our experience of reality. 

The Digital Age: A Sense Of Urgency

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Virtual communication seduces us, offering a myriad of momentary pleasures as the immediacy of response provides instant gratification.

The Digital Age: Invalidating Indifference

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

You may have heard the old adage, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” In today’s cyberworld, children are being exposed to messages that teach them apathy, not empathy. 

The Digital Age: Emotion Coaching Step V

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The fifth and final step of Emotion Coaching according to Dr. John Gottman is to set limits while helping your child to problem solve

The Digital Age: Emotion Coaching Step IV

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As we mentioned on Wednesday, the Digital Age can be a scary and confusing place for kids. However, all hope is not lost - our research has shown that adults can help kids struggling with moments of emotional intensity.

The Digital Age: Communicating With Your Kids

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In theory, it seems obvious that human kindness is just as necessary online as offline. For some reason, when interacting with others on the web, this becomes easy to forget.

The Digital Age: Emotion Coaching Step III

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In case you are just joining us on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we have been discussing the importance of empathizing with your youngster for the last couple of weeks.

The Digital Age: Bringing Baby Home

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

Today on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we are excited to feature a guest posting from Gottman Bringing Baby Home (BBH) Educator Kim Brickwood.

The Digital Age: Slowing Down

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

In the Digital Age, kids may learn quick and easy relationship skills online, building rudimentary, occasionally fulfilling connections using virtual technology. 

The Digital Age: Emotion Coaching Step II

Ellie Lisitsa  //  

As Zach Brittle mentioned on Wednesday, the second step of Emotion Coaching, according to Dr. John Gottman, is to see your child’s expressions of emotion as opportunities for teaching and intimacy.