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(p. 155) Experience My Emotions for Parents 

(p. 155) Experience My Emotions for Parents
(p. 155) Experience My Emotions for Parents

Ehrenreich-May Jill

, Sarah M. Kennedy

, Jamie A. Sherman

, Emily L. Bilek

, and David H. Barlow

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date: 31 May 2020

Chapter 16 covers a number of sessions, all of which focus on teaching parents to help their children experience their emotions without using unhelpful emotional behaviors. Session 8 teaches parents to understand the importance of experiencing emotions rather than avoiding or suppressing them. Parents learn about and practice present-moment awareness and non-judgmental awareness. In Session 9, parents learn about situational emotion exposures as a different type of science experiment, as well as their role in helping their child practice exposures at home. This session also covers the emotional parenting behavior of excessive modeling of intense emotions and avoidance and the opposite parenting behavior of healthy emotional modeling. Session 10 teaches about using situational emotion exposure to face various strong emotions. During Session 10 parents also learn about safety behaviors and how to reduce their child’s use of them. Importantly, this session teaches parents how to use their opposite parenting behaviors to support their children during situational emotion exposures. In Sessions 11 through 14, parents learn what to expect as their child begins situational emotion exposures and how to manage common challenges that arise during exposure activities.

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