Tagged: empathy

NYT- sad, angry

Social Emotional Literacy

All feelings are ok – how we interpret and deal with them may not always be. Research has shown that emotions can either enhance or hinder our ability to work and learn. They affect our attention and our memory. If we are very anxious about something, or agitated, we can’t...

Sunset from plane

Flying with a Young Child

  If only flying with kids was as peaceful as it looks on this photo…! During a recent long flight with no food service and no personal TV screens, I sat next to a family of five and had plenty of time to be reminded of the challenges of flying...

Butterflies at 798, close up

Could Empathy be the Best Cure for Tantrums?

When a child looses control of her emotions and throws a tantrum, it often triggers a sense of helplessness in the parent who may be at a loss as to what to do with the screaming child. The cause of the meltdown can seem so futile to us that it...

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE by Daniel Goleman Academic excellence (IQ) is no longer the only key to success. Neuroscientists are mapping our brain with more than just the source of our knowledge. In his book, Daniel Goleman explains the various neurological connections behind our emotions, our moods and our impulses and he encourages...