Parental meta-emotion philosophy and the emotional life of families: Theoretical models and preliminary data.

  title={Parental meta-emotion philosophy and the emotional life of families: Theoretical models and preliminary data.},
  author={John M. Gottman and Lynn Fainsilber Katz and Carole Hooven},
  journal={Journal of Family Psychology},
This article introduces the concepts of parental meta-emotion, which refers to parents' emotions about their own and their children's emotions, and meta-emotion philosophy, which refers to an organized set of thoughts and metaphors, a philosophy, and an approach to one's own emotions and to one's children's emotions. In the context of a longitudinal study beginning when the children were 5 years old and ending when they were 8 years old, a theoretical model and path analytic models are… Expand

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