Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children

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Sounds True, Jun 1, 2008 - Emotional intelligence - 176 pages
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Note: This book includes a spoken-word audio CD, which is not available with the digital ebook edition.

What's the most important piece of your child's educational experience? If you think it's math, science, or reading, you might be overlooking an element that is fast becoming essential in today's stressful world: the capacity known as "inner resilience." In Building Emotional Intelligence, pioneering educator Linda Lantieri joins forces with renowned psychologist Daniel Goleman to help children respond to and rebound from the challenges unique to the 21st century. How? Through a breakthrough, step-by-step guide that teaches children how to quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and manage their emotions more skillfully.

Now available to the public for the first time, here are Linda Lantieri's proven techniques for increasing self-esteem, improving concentration and awareness, and enhancing empathy and communication. Building Emotional Intelligence invites you and the children in your care to explore: Relaxing the Body and Focusing the Mind, two fundamental techniques for thriving in our unpredictable and distraction-filled environments How to foster the five basic competencies that make up emotional intelligence Bringing groundedness, confidence, and curiosity to all our daily experiences

"A heightened self-awareness, better ability to manage distressing emotions, increased sensitivity to how others feel, and the capacity to manage relationships well are vital throughout life. But the foundation is laid in childhood," says Daniel Goleman in his introduction. With Building Emotional Intelligence, parents, teachers, and caregivers have the tools necessary to promote these invaluable skills in the children they raise.

**Winner of the 2009 Nautilus Gold Award.**

 

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I'm so impressed that we are now teaching this to children in many schools. It's invaluable. Read full review

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Contents

introduction by Daniel Goleman
1
Preparing to teach Children exercises
21
Chapter 3
39
Chapter 5
97
Chapter 6
135
materials Checklist
143
notes
151
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Linda Lantieri is a founding member of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and a cofounder of the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program. A former New York City Public Schools teacher and administrator, she is editor of Schools with Spirit: Nurturing the Inner Lives of Children and Teachers (Beacon, 2001).

Daniel Goleman, PH.D. is also the author of the worldwide bestseller Working with Emotional Intelligence and is co-author of "Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence," written with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee.
Dr. Goleman received his Ph.D. from Harvard and reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for twelve years, where he was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He was awarded the American Psychological Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and is currently a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science His other books include Destructive Emotions," The Meditative Mind, The Creative Spirit, and Vital Lies, Simple Truths.

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