I’m not saying that we can stop the damage happening. How we learn to deal with situations like these is what makes us human and therefore this stage of development is quite important. But what I am saying is that if we educate our students about emotional intelligence and how it affects them, they might gain an understanding about their own potential emotional issues. With understanding comes the choice to change these issues before they interfere with the rest of the student’s life, perhaps even affecting their own children. Sobering.