Fostering Emotional Intelligence in Children

Emotional intelligence involves the ability to identify and regulate emotions, and to use this information to guide decisions and behavior. There is now increasing recognition that emotional intelligence is critical to success and fulfillment throughout life. In fact, research suggests that EQ is just as important as IQ in predicting future achievement and adjustment. Children with a high level of emotional intelligence are better able to control impulses, persist in the face of adversity, get along with others, delay gratification, show empathy, and handle the ups and downs of life in a healthy manner. The good news is that emotional intelligence can be learned, and parents are the best teachers! This webinar will define emotional intelligence, explain why it is important, and offer specific strategies and ways to foster emotional intelligence in our children.