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