Emotions Matter: Emotional Intelligence is Key to Better Health, Learning and Relationships
The Spokesman Review~ March 27th, 2016 | It’s not always easy for adults to remember exactly what high school was like. Time tends to soften the harsher side of history, leaving our memories colored by what we want to remember rather than what we actually experienced.
But just talk to some of today’s teenagers and you’re likely to get a quick reminder of just how hard those school years sometimes were.
Listen, for example, to Spokane high school senior Larissa Caldeira. In the fall, the 18-year-old Rogers High School student will enter Gonzaga University on a full scholarship. That kind of achievement should please anyone, and it certainly pleases Caldeira.
Yet when asked to list the top emotions she experiences now on a daily basis as a high school student, she rattles them off: stress, anxiety, fatigue and nervousness.