Listening to Children with Head and Heart

Many sounds in our world compete for our attention. As parents, life can become so hectic we fail to truly listen, especially to those closest to us--like our children. The words of an anonymous author teaches a profound lesson about listening: A wise, old owl sat on an oak The more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can't we all be like that bird? The ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Citium said we have been given one mouth and two ears that we mi...
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The Art of Emotion Coaching

During the last few decades, researchers have increasingly come to understand how important it is to understand our emotions and handle them in a healthy way. The term "emotional intelligence," introduced by Daniel Goleman in a book by the same name, has become common in both research literature and books written for the general public. Emotional intelligence is learned, and the parents are a child's first teacher about emotions. You can help your child develop emotional intelligence by "...
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