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I used to get angry at my son’s behavior. Looking back now, I realize that screaming, yelling, manhandling and threatening a small child, who may already be feeling frustrated, sad, or scared, does not help. I get it. But at the time, I wasn’t thinking. I was just reacting. I went to see a counsellor…

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“In the last decade or so, science has discovered a tremendous amount about the role emotions play in our lives. Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life…” –John Gottman, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child Parents…

Read more Paradigm Shift for Education

Looking back, I had no idea that having kids would bring to the surface so many intense emotions and judgement that was simmering inside of me. But, kids have this remarkable ability to poke at our sore spots relentlessly. It felt like my hot buttons were constantly being pushed. I was not ready for this.…

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Young children and elderly people with diminished capabilities have a lot in common. For example, both groups have similar limitations that can make taking care of them challenging. They require a high degree of care and patience. Both groups can have physical limitations; generally they are not as mobile or as dexterous as the rest…

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