This is an interesting read on the importance of supporting children’s emotional development in early years. Children who struggle to regulate their emotions exert pressure on family relationships and struggle to develop friendships. Emotional development also is crucial to the development of academic ability with children more able to persist with a task, bounce back from a failure and more able to cope with the stress and anxiety of tests or exams. Far too often we focus on the academic outcomes of “education”. In the early years we need to get the social, personal and emotional foundations right. A solid and stable base upon which education can be built.