The Good News
The good news is that new knowledge is now available, both about the importance of EQ, and about how to boost these skills at home and in school. The question that every parent should be asking is, “What can I do every day to prepare “my Natalie” for life’s inevitable stresses. How can I provide experiences, books, songs and discussions around these issues, and become a coach of lessons in EQ?”
Hundreds of studies have shown that there are effective programs to boost EQ in schools. Even when these programs take time away from the traditional 3R’s, academic scores go up. If I had a wish for the world, parents and teachers alike would start putting the horse before the cart. Let’s implement these effective new ways to boost kids social and emotional tools - the critical keys to happiness, success, and improved academics.