Back To School Anxieties: Emotional Intelligence / Social Emotional Learning Skills Help!

Back To School Anxieties: Emotional Intelligence / Social Emotional Learning Skills Help!

Back to school anxieties always need emotional intelligence skills. However, the pandemic is presenting challenges that far exceed the normal back to school drama and trauma.  Children usually experience the fears demonstrated throughout history. Such as, will I like...
Masking Teaches Children Empathy for Themselves and Others

Masking Teaches Children Empathy for Themselves and Others

Masking teaches children empathy for themselves and others and is the emotionally intelligent behavior of adults experiencing this pandemic.  It is such a simple solution and yet meets such resistance from those who have not evolved socially or emotionally. ...
Helping Children Manage Emotions Requires Social and Emotional Learning

Helping Children Manage Emotions Requires Social and Emotional Learning

Today I want to talk about one of the most important things we can do as a parent or teacher, which is, helping children manage emotions. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand your emotions and manage them and Emotional intelligence skills are not...
Social and Emotional Learning Teaches Delayed Gratification

Social and Emotional Learning Teaches Delayed Gratification

Social and emotional learning includes promoting the important skill of delayed gratification. This became a blatant reality during this pandemic. So many activities were put on hold.  As a result, some managed this well and others put themselves and others in danger....
Social and Emotional Learning: The Disconnect Between Home and School

Social and Emotional Learning: The Disconnect Between Home and School

Lets’ look at Parenting and Social Emotional Learning and how there is a disconnect between school and home environments. Social and emotional learning is crucial to the healthy development of young children.  However, there seems to be a disconnect between what...
Children with Social Emotional Learning Skills Are Prepared For Life

Children with Social Emotional Learning Skills Are Prepared For Life

When children have social emotional learning, they are more prepared for life. Life preparedness means from early childhood to adulthood.  Children need  to relate to others, be empathic and address their own emotions. If parents and teaches always step in and take...
Teaching Children Emotional Intelligence Combats Systemic Racism

Teaching Children Emotional Intelligence Combats Systemic Racism

Teaching children the skills developing emotional intelligence combats systemic racism.  Consider the premise that if we were raised with emotional intelligence that systemic racism would not be a factor in our society.  As an example in recent years, Daniel...
Social and Emotional Learning Teaches Delayed Gratification

Teaching Children Delayed Gratification/Impulse Control

Teaching children to delay gratification and have impulse control is an important EQ skill often puzzling to parents.  When I parented, I certainly had no idea how to do this.  A wonderful study completed over 50 years ago at Stanford University called the Marshmallow...
Make 2021 an Emotionally Intelligent Year for You and Your Children

Make 2021 an Emotionally Intelligent Year for You and Your Children

As the New Year begins, we all stop and think about the past one and how to choose differently. For me, my greatest challenge ahead stems from the past election chaos.  Though I donated money, signed petitions and alerted my senators and congressman of my concerns,...