Every parent wants their children to have health, success, good relationships and life goals. Reem Rouda, a certified trainer in “conscious parenting,” explains that one thing parents can do to achieve the above goals is to help their children develop an emotional intelligence quotient (EQ), which is responsible for happiness and Is the key to success.
How do you know if your child is on the right track? Luoda studied the behavior of more than 200 children and found that children with high emotional intelligence can do the following six things:
Like detectives, they are good at sensing other people’s emotions through body language and facial expressions. They might say, “Mom, my friend Sarah was quiet today. I asked her if she wanted to play and she said no, but I think she was sad about something.”
They not only feel the emotions of others, but also show genuine concern and offer help. For example, if during a certain game, the child sees that his friend looks sad because he lost the game; So she’ll go up to him and say, “You played well! Do you want to play other games together?”
Children with high emotional intelligence are good at sharing their feelings. When children say, “I feel frustrated that I can’t solve this puzzle,” or “I’m happy because I fixed my friend’s toy,” they are feeling and expressing their emotions. .
When children are able to easily cope with changes in their daily lives or handle disappointing news calmly, it means that they are maturing emotionally. For example, when a picnic is canceled because of rain, instead of getting upset or throwing a tantrum, they calmly accept the change and say, “Oh, it’s raining. Let’s have a picnic inside!”
Children with high emotional intelligence are able to pick up on subtle cues that others may miss. When you tell them about your day, they not only listen but also understand the emotion behind the words; They ask questions and show genuine curiosity.
Children with high emotional intelligence are able to handle big emotional ups and downs, stay calm when things seem difficult, and make wise choices; Even in frustrating situations, they can remain calm and move forward. When children see their parents taking difficult situations with ease, they will remember them for the rest of their lives.