Sept 12 Marlaine Cover, “Kissing The Mirror: Raising Humanity in the 21st Century”

Marlaine CoverKissing the MirrorMarlaine Cover began her professional career working in development for higher education. While raising her two (now college-age) daughters, however, she became painfully aware of the grosse disparity between the educational processes of academics and non-academic Life Skills.

Genetic Inheritance

Societies around the globe routinely supported children’s active learning from third party instructors for music, sports, and academics. When it came to the arguably more critical arena of Life Skills, however, the popular perspective was simply “children learn what they live.” The Life Skills educational process, Cover observed, more closely resembled genetic inheritance than academics.

Life Skills Report Card

In 2004, Cover created a communication tool called the Life Skills Report Card. Similar in format to academic report cards, the Life Skills Report Card divides Life Skills into five primary categories: Personal Care, Organization, Respect for Self and Others, Communication, and Social. Subcategories on the LSRC include: Sleep, Exercise, Spirit, Safety, Time Utilization, Finances, Ownership in Problems and Conflicts, Altruism, and Environmental Consciousness.

Ilene

Ilene

Ilene L. Dillon, M.S.W., aka "The Emotional Pro," has been transforming the world through the power and mastery of human emotions for four decades. A long-time California Marriage and Family Therapist, Ilene used her 20 years as a single parent to develop a powerful way to Parent Consciously. Ilene is a pioneer of the Emotional Literacy field, having published her first books in 1994. Now married to neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Fink, Ilene shares 6 adult "children" and 5 grandchildren in her blended family. Since 2004 she has hosted Full Power Living.

Ilene L. Dillon, M.S.W., aka "The Emotional Pro," has been transforming the world through the power and mastery of human emotions for four decades. A long-time California Marriage and Family Therapist, Ilene used her 20 years as a single parent to develop a powerful way to Parent Consciously. Ilene is a pioneer of the Emotional Literacy field, having published her first books in 1994. Now married to neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Fink, Ilene shares 6 adult "children" and 5 grandchildren in her blended family. Since 2004 she has hosted Full Power Living.

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