This is one aspect of teaching that I hadn’t thought of until
now—the emotional power teachers have over children.
—Colleen, undergraduate student
Too often, caregivers are given the message that there are
“correct” emotions to feel; emotions must be controlled or
regulated. Language such as “over-attached,” “cares too
much,” “don’t get too involved” all suggest that there is a
correct amount of emotion. Once we care for someone and
care about them, our heart is involved. We cannot measure
the caring and concern.