“When feelings are not well managed, thinking can be impaired.”
“In terms of basic brain functioning, emotions support executive functions when they are well regulated, but interfere with attention and decision making when they are poorly controlled.”
The following link brings us to an important article about the importance of focus and emotional control.
What are the strategies you use in your home to instill mindfulness in your students? Do you believe emotional balance just “happens” or does it have to be taught? What about attention span? Does it need to be practiced, or does it just build naturally?