LET­TERS

Parenting - - In This Issue - Tina Her­nan­dez

char­ac­ter mat­ters

Thank you so much for pro­vid­ing an easy-to-read mag­a­zine, with well-writ­ten ar­ti­cles on worth­while top­ics for par­ents. It is so nice to have a fo­cus on our kids and their char­ac­ter, rather than con­tent that just speaks about im­age – some­thing that is usu­ally fo­cused on in the me­dia. I am def­i­nitely chal­lenged to be a bet­ter par­ent with each is­sue.

My hus­band and I have three girls so I was ex­cited to read the ar­ti­cle, Girls Un­in­ter­rupted in the July/au­gust is­sue, and have re­quested the book at my lo­cal li­brary. (I hope it ar­rives soon!) I loved the fo­cus on emo­tional in­tel­li­gence in the ar­ti­cle, and thought that adding 'hope' into the mix would be good. Help­ing our kids be­come emo­tion­ally in­tel­li­gent should in­volve help­ing them ac­knowl­edge mo­ments of joy as well as hope. We don’t want to leave joy on its own in the face of sad­ness, anger and fear.

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