Emotional Intelligence In Children
“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos”
L.R. Knost, Gottman Institute
Emotional Intelligence is our ability to identify our feelings, to understand the reasons we feel them, the effect they have on us or others and our ability to regulate them. It is also our ability to empathize with another and feel genuine compassion for them.
You might be overwhelmed by your own life circumstances and by how it has affected your child emotionally. Experiencing your child’s distress and his/her inability to deal with big emotions can be daunting for every parent. Your child might have experienced trauma and are unable to cope with the emotional stress. Your child might be victim to a bully or even the bully himself.
Development of their emotional intelligence will help them understand themselves and their emotions better. It will help them enrich their personality, improve the quality of their relationships, increase their ability to persevere, have a positive outlook on life, as well as be an overall successful individual. It can set them up early to be champions for themselves from the inside out, bringing out the best version of themselves to the world.