Happy children don't resort to hurting others but may need to be taught there is strength to be found in their joy.
Confident children need access to empathy training so they learn to use confidence wisely and
ALL children need to be reminded that they have a purpose.
We are a part of the web of life and the strand we are on directly affects the strands that others are on.
Our purpose is to bring light to the whole web by tending to and enlightening our strand.
Emotional Intelligence Information and Resource List Brief History on the research of Emotional Intelligence (Kendra Cherry About.com)
1930s – Edward Thorndike describes the concept of "social intelligence" as the ability to get along with other people.
1940s – David Wechsler suggests that affective components of intelligence may be essential to success in life.
1950s – Humanistic psychologists such as Abraham Maslowdescribe how people can build emotional strength.
1975 - Howard Gardner publishes The Shattered Mind, which introduces the concept of multiple intelligences.
1985 - Wayne Payne introduces the term emotional intelligence in his doctoral dissertation entitled “A study of emotion: developing emotional intelligence; self-integration; relating to fear, pain and desire (theory, structure of reality, problem-solving, contraction/expansion, tuning in/coming out/letting go).”
1987 – In an article published in Mensa Magazine, Keith Beasley uses the term “emotional quotient.” It has been suggested that this is the first published use of the term, although Reuven Bar-On claims to have used the term in an unpublished version of his graduate thesis.
1990 – Psychologists Peter Salovey and John Mayer publish their landmark article, "Emotional Intelligence," in the journal Imagination, Cognition, and Personality.
1995 - The concept of emotional intelligence is popularized after publication of psychologist and New York Times science writer Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ