Denver Counseling: How to Teach Your Children Emotional Intelligence

As parents, we all want our children to succeed in both the academic and the emotional realms of their lives. Oftentimes parents and teachers become so focused on the academic realm that they neglect the emotional one.
 
 
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Jan. 5, 2013 - PRLog -- As parents, we all want our children to succeed in both the academic and the emotional realms of their lives. Oftentimes parents and teachers become so focused on the academic realm that they neglect the emotional one. Daniel Goleman is a Harvard educated and internationally renowned author, Ph.D. psychologist and science journalist. He wrote a groundbreaking book titled, Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ. In his book Goleman redefines what it means to be smart and how we can teach our children emotional skills very early in their lives. He also explains why new brain research indicates that children’s ability to deal effectively with emotions (E.Q.) can be a better indicator of life success that their intelligence (I.Q.)

This article will address ideas on how to help increase children’s emotional awareness so they can increase their chances for a more fulfilling life. . This includes happiness and success in every aspect of life from career and personal relationships to health and well-being. We can teach our children how to be more emotionally intelligent.

Emotional Intelligence consists of five characteristics.
These are (1) emotional self-awareness, (2) managing feelings or self-regulation, (3) self-motivation, (4) empathy and (5 relationship skills.

Hildie Newman, LCSW

*Hildie Newman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has been in private practice for over 25 years. She earned her Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of Denver and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.

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