Emotional Intelligence: Why It Matters

Teaching young people skills such as active listening, self-awareness and empathy can equip them to succeed both academically and socially. Teaching young people skills such as active listening, self-awareness and empathy can equip them to succeed both academically and socially. Emotional intelligence can be said to cover five main areas: self-awareness, emotional control, self-motivation, empathy […]

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5 Steps to Nurture Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

So, you want to raise an emotionally intelligent child and you’re wondering where to begin? Start with these five steps. 1. Acknowledge your child’s perspective and empathize Even if you can’t “do anything” about your child’s upsets, empathize. Just being understood helps humans let go of troubling emotions. If your child’s upset seems out of […]

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The Importance of EQ in Lifelong Success

Emotional intelligence (EQ) has been a ‘known fact’ for decades. In fact, our perception of its importance predates the coining of the phrase in the 1964 paper by Michael Beldoch. It has had different names – from ‘social intelligence’ to ‘emotional strength’ – but its importance has always been undeniable. In fact, some research states […]

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