Do you find yourself venting your anger and frustration on your child? Do you wish sometimes that your child should behave in a more acceptable way?
A simple answer to all these queries is to develop EQ (Emotional Quotient)/EI (Emotional Intelligence). In today's chaotic world, it is becoming difficult for a parent to provide for all the needs of their children, especially their emotional needs. Parents also carry stress when they are in contact with children. This adds to problems the child might be facing emotionally.
One of the key challenges faced by the parents is to bring up their children as conscientious, self-aware, empathetic, self-confident, contented and victorious human beings. Researches over the years have proved that "emotional intelligence" is a significant standpoint to achieve these challenges.
Why are emotions so important?
Emotions serve many purposes in our life apart from making our life interesting, namely, preparing individuals for action, shaping individuals' future behaviour and helping them to interact more effectively with others.
So then what is EQ/EI?
And how does it help in leading a happy, successful life? In simple words EI is the ability to monitor ones own and others thinking and actions. It is about using our intelligence of emotions in a positive way as a source of information, motivation and forming connections.
Developing EI in children helps children to manage relationships effectively and motivates them to do better in life. Children with high EI are more successful and popular at their workplace as compared to those with low EI. Developing EQ in children helps increase academic success, bolsters stronger friendship and reduces risky behaviours. It raises personal and social competencies, school attendance and satisfaction. It can decrease anti-social behaviour and aggression and discipline problems.
There are several factors such as self-awareness, empathy, emotional stability and many more which will help children to be emotionally healthy and stable.
Parent needs to give children a healthy emotional climate to enhance their EQ
Pointers to develop EI in children:-
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