In order to develop these attributes in children and young adults the education sector must recognize and acknowledge learning as a brain function that is impacted by the chemistry of emotions.
Emotional turmoil hampers or misdirects learning and recall. Children with high I/Q may fail to learn under conditions of turmoil.
Educators must be aware of the 'Pygmalion Effect' and prevent adverse outcomes.
Sex Education and Emotional and Social Education addresses their questions and have a calming influence, freeing up attention for academic requirements. Clarity reduces experimentation.
Emotionally Regulated individuals are able to exercise restraint and direct focus towards tasks and put aside distracting thoughts. They are able to exercise inner discipline and delay gratification, to be attentive in the present moment to grasp concepts during lessons. They are able to handle stress well enough to maintain memory and recall functions, thus able to perform well in tests.
Appreciate and Encourage Pure Joy
These are the factors that make children look forward to go to school each day.