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Cultivating inner Strength in Children
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Patricia welcomes pioneering educator Linda Lantieri, author of Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children to help children respond to and rebound from the challenges unique to the 21st century.
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Building Inner Preparedness
Linda Lantieri discusses her background working with inner city children and why she decided to focus on children. She also discusses where to begin when building inner preparedness, and how to establish peace and quiet so they can go inward.
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The Importance of Communication
Linda stresses the importance of keeping the lines of communication open, because when dealing with children, silence is bad. She also talks about what children can learn from nature, and how you can use story time as a teaching tool.
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Emotional Intelligence
Linda reveals the five basic competencies of emotional intelligence, and discusses the importance of modeling good behavior for your children.
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Mastering Emotions
Linda talks more about emotional intelligence, how she discovered it, and why it is so important to a childs development. She also discusses when to use and when not to use tough love, as well as the audio CD enclosed in her book.
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'Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques To Cultivate Inner Strength In Children
What's the most important piece of your child's educational program? If you think its 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 joins forces with internationally renowned psychologist Daniel Goleman to offer a breakthrough guide for helping children quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and identify and manage their emotions.

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Linda Lantieri
Linda Lantieri, MA is a Fulbright Scholar, keynote speaker, and internationally known expert in social and emotional learning and conflict resolution. Currently she serves as the Director of The Inner Resilience Program which equips school personnel with the skills and strategies to strengthen their inner lives in order to model these skills for the young people in their care. In 1985, she co-founded the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP) which is now one of the largest and longest running evidenced-based school (K-8) programs in social and emotional learning in United States. Linda is also one of the founding board members of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). She has 40 years of experience in education as a former teacher and director of a middle school in East Harlem, and faculty member at Hunter College in New York City. She is the coauthor of Waging Peace in Our Schools, editor of Schools with Spirit: Nurturing the Inner Lives of Children and Teachers, and author of Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children.

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