Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it’s an inborn characteristic.
There are a few simple steps you can do to develop your child’s emotional intelligence
- Focus on your own emotions first.
- Try to understand what you feel in different scenarios and identify if your child feels the same way or differently.
- Find both yours and your child’s emotional trigger.
- An emotional trigger would be the things that cause you to feel or respond to a certain emotion. You can do this by introspecting your behavior and responses.
- Encourage your child to observe others and their emotions.
- Good emotional intelligence can help children tackle difficulties effectively.
Impact of Emotional Intelligence on children
They start thinking before reacting Emotionally intelligent children have greater Self-Awareness Children develop higher empathy for others
We should expose our kids to programs which help them emotional intelligence.