By Linda Lantieri
Introduction and Practices Guided by Daniel Goleman
What’s the most important piece of your child’s education? If you think it’s math, science, or grammar, you might be overlooking an element that is fast becoming essential in today’s stressful world: cultivating inner resiliency.
In Building Emotional Intelligence, pioneering educator Linda Lantieri offers a breakthrough guide for helping children quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and identify and manage their emotions. Here are Lantieri’s proven techniques arranged according to age group, complemented by a spoken-word CD with exercises presented by Daniel Goleman, co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and author of the best-selling book Emotional Intelligence. Complete with easy-to-use scripts and step-by-step instruction, Building
Emotional Intelligence is the definitive guide to cultivating resiliency in children.
Readers will learn:
+ How to building inner preparedness
+ How to teach children exercises to calm the body and focus the mind
+ Exercises to calm the body and focus the mind for 5–7 year olds
+ Exercises to calm the body and focus the mind for 8–11 year olds
+ Exercises to calm the body and focus the mind for 12 year olds and up
+ How to prepare children to lead us into the 21st century
“We need a new vision of education that includes the mind and the heart,” says Lantieri. With Building Emotional Intelligence, parents, teachers, and caregivers have the tools necessary to help build these invaluable skills in the children they raise.