Teaching Mental and Emotional Fitness

There are three life skills from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy that we could and should be teaching young people that we aren't. 1) To have Unconditional Self and Other Acceptance 2) To have an Internal Locus of Control 3) To recognize and correct irrational thinking. Teaching these would 'vaccinate' young people against all that goes wrong in their lives by targeting the underlying causes of what does, and give them the mental and emotional fitness to function at levels they are capable of in school, sports, college and their chosen profession someday and have more satisfying relationships throughout their lives.