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Exploring the New Frontier in Parenting – Emotions

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It’s official!   Emotions are now part of the parenting and educational mainstream!     For some time they’ve been relegated as a sideshow to the main events of discipline, confidence building, character building, and lately, resilience.   Not now.   The recently released movie Inside Out gives life to emotions in a fun, accessible way. It’s a wonderful demonstration of why we must put emotional intelligence front and centre in our parenting and teaching.  The quickest pathway to happiness and success is the acceptance and recognition of feelings.    This is not a new idea. Over 2,000 years ago Socrates reminded his Greek compatriots, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”   Current day muse Dr. Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Centre for Emotiona...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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