Emotional Intelligence in Kids

What exactly is emotional intelligence? Well, a quick Google search reveals that emotional intelligence “is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, and empathize with others.” But how exactly, do we raise emotionally intelligent children? Here is a New York Times article talking about just that. Some key habits to start building with your kids include:

  1. The importance of having a “feelings check-in” with your kids.
  2. Strategies to create a calm environment when your kid is tapping into their feelings.

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Children’s Tantrums and What To Do About Them

Kids, and sometimes even adults, have tantrums. They are unpleasant to witness, and often even more unpleasant to experience firsthand. But why do they happen, and what should you as a parent do when they occur? Here is a New York Times article talking about just that. The key to managing tantrums? Try to nip them in the bud before they start.

Some takeaways include:

  1. The science and physiology of a meltdown.
  2. Tips for managing your own emotional response as a parent.
  3. Insights on how to manage & validate your child’s experience.

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