Emotional Intelligence has been linked to excellence. Parents are not more open to what Emotional Intelligence is and how they can help their children gain this. But can emotional intelligence be taught?
Research shows that this kind of intelligence can be taught. Like good education, there are ways to help children learn E.I. Like building blocks or familiarizing students with the alphabet, a good E.I. can also be taught to them.
Helping children become aware of their emotions and of others, and how they can manage their emotions more constructively is possible. Effective means to help children identify and control their emotions are doable.
When a child is emotionally intelligent, he is less prone to throwing tantrums and acting out bad behaviors. He can delay gratification and can wait patiently for his turn. He is resilient and can manage his ups and downs. He also knows how to read other’s emotions, too. When he is has learned to become emotionally intelligent, he has better chances for success in life in the future.
Consistent guidance is crucial. Becoming aware of your own emotions is important if you are to help a child grow up emotionally intelligent. Set guidelines to yourself on how you can instil E.I to your students and make sure you constantly observe the guidelines. Researching more about E.I. can help you get started and going. There are lots of available resources and materials about E.I. and what you can do as a teacher to teach it to your students.
As mentioned, knowing and understanding E.I. can be the best contribution you can give to a child. This is something he can bring up to adulthood that can help him decide on matters that can greatly and most effectively spell success for him. Teach it while he is young and he will have a good amount of intelligence he can bring to adulthood.
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