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Toddlers Have Big Emotions. Insight from Research on How to Respond

{One key aspect of toddler emotional development is learning to cope with big emotions. Research gives us insight into how we can help toddler boys, in particular, learn emotional regulation} If you are a parent of a young boy you know that, despite the cultural stereotypes, boys feel strong emotions just as much as girls. […]

Emotional Intelligence in Children: How to Develop those Crucial “Soft Skills”

{Fostering emotional intelligence in children might be one of the most important things you can do to ensure their future success} My older son (3rd grade) has a great social-emotional development learning program at his school. The school recognizes the importance of fostering emotional intelligence in children. Each morning, the class gathers and talks about […]