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Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2004 11:20 am | Updated: 4:29 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

Dental exams. Soccer games. Study sessions. You do a lot to keep your children physically and mentally fit. But Cindy Cooke of Scottsdale, an author and psychology professor with the Maricopa County Community Colleges District and Everest College in Phoenix, says there’s another, sometimes overlooked, component to children’s health: Their emotional well-being.

"Though by some estimates, 70 percent of our success in life is due to healthy emotions and only 15 percent to our IQs, we spend more time stuffing information into children’s brains than we do with their feelings," Cooke says.

She shows parents six steps for zeroing in on their child’s one-of-a-kind personality and supporting healthy, happy growth during "How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids," a free seminar 7 p.m. June 15 at Barnes & Noble, 10500 N. 90th St., Scottsdale. For more information, call (480) 367-3223 or visit

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