If you want to predict what a child is going to be like when they’re grown up, looking at their IQ, achievement tests, or SATs, is not necessarily an accurate indicator. 

In this fascinating interview, Dr. John Gottman, Professor emeritus in psychology, discusses how the interactions between parents as well, as the quality of their connection with their child, affects and factors into what that child will be like as an adult.

He explains that healthy relationships and emotional connections are the foundation for learning, and that emotionally sensitive families and schools are essential to the healthy development of children.

Watch the insightful, 3-minute video to learn the five steps to raising emotionally intelligent and happy children.

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