Kristi Strelow joins us today from the Parenting Place.
We're talking about teaching emotional intelligence.
so give me idea what does that mean.
So emotional intelligence abbreviated as E-Q is your
ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions.
how do you use that in a relationship, how does that
It's really the foundation for social success and
success in the workplace and school as well as the
It's foundatiom for teamwork, empathy, relating to
others, flexibility, communication, decision-making.
so you shouldn't necessarily assume that someone is
born with or just inherently has an emotional intelligence.
Emotional intelligence sometimes called EQ refers
to one's ability to perceive, control and evaluate
People who have higher levels of emotional intelligence
have an easier time in social situations.
Emotional intelligence is a more accurate predictor
of school and work success than IQ.
It is the foundation for many critical skills such
as: team work, empathy,
time management, trust, flexibility,
communication, decision making and response to stress.
What can we do to teach emotional intelligence in
Empathy is KEY!
o Respond to your child's emotions and label them.
o Help them work through
Teach problem solving
o Collaboratively brainstorm solutions
o Read books about feelings
o Acknowledge own emotions
o emotional regulation