Expressing oneself doesn’t come easily for many, myself included. And the burdens of unprocessed emotions can take an incredible toll on the mind, body and spirit. Furthermore, until processed they can prevent one from learning new concepts.
This post from The New York Times focuses on children, how to protect them and enhance their learning ability by teaching them the art of processing and expressing emotions. While the article focuses on school programs (worth looking into for your kids school), you can apply some of these concepts at home with yourself and your children.