And we wonder about what is going on in our world today? Our children spend most of their lives either at home or in the classroom. Studies are now showing the absolute need for a change in how we raise our children emotionally. We are all affected by our chaotic, instant global environment that bombards us each and every day. Our young children experience instant gratification through their ipads and toys, our teens creating excitement through twitter and instagram and our adults addicted to the phone and internet all causing a breakdown of communication across the board.
Education and our classrooms are focused on standardized testing causing intense stress for students and teachers leaving little time for the creativity, communication, play, problem solving necessary for a well-rounded education. Aristotle, how many years ago, is quoted as saying, “Educating the brain without the heart, is no education at all.
Teaching Emotional Intelligence in classrooms and in our homes, will help calm the current chaos, will refocus our parents and our educators and will bring civility back to communities! Bullying on all fronts will slowly dissipate for with the practicing of new behaviors and refocusing on the positive messages and development our emotional brain requires, we will set in motion what is required to leave our children a different legacy than they are destined for today.
What does having an emotionally intelligent and home look like? These behaviors will resonate as daily occurrences:
Empathy for others through kindness/teaching appropriate relatedness...