So much of what children are confronted with today is about looking outward or looking at the external world; what is on their video screen or their computer monitor, even in school, teachers are telling them to pay attention to. Yet, as parents, we have the opportunity to have our children look inward. When they look inward, what are they feeling? They are being aware of their feelings. They are aware of their thoughts, not taken over by them, but understand their thinking processes that happen, and even, being in touch with intuition. One way of understanding intuition, it's the signals from what's called the heart brain and the intestinal brain, that actually bring signals up into the higher parts of the brain, so you are aware of your gut feeling and your heartfelt sense. That's one way of understanding intuition. All of these things, intuition, understanding emotions, thinking, memories; are a part of what's called, social, understanding other people, and emotional, understanding yourself, intelligence. Intuition is a part of this larger frame where you understand the mind. When you do understand the mind, we day you have, mind sight. That involves all these internal processes. When kids learn about these, they get a much deeper resilience than those who are just focused on the outside world, because now you've given them the basis of an internal education; which gives them resilience in their lives.

What is emotional communication?  "The sharing of internal affective states, with words but more often more directly through the nonverbal signals of eye contact, facial expression, tone of voice, gestures, posture, and timing and intensity of response.  Beyond simply the communication of categorical emotion, the alignment of states inherent in emotional communication is a fundamental mechanism of connecting with your child."  Siegel