We tend to worry and get very involved in the children acquiring knowledge inside and outside the school, but we neglect the emotional part. Expressing and managing feelings while respecting those of others, what is known as emotional intelligence, are skills that can be learned.
Emotionally intelligent children observed from the Child development assessment form (แบบ ประเมิน พัฒนาการ เด็ก ,which is the term in Thai) develop stronger interpersonal relationships, improve their problem-solving skills, are better able to cope with stress, and not even fall into depression. In general, they feel well-being and are more satisfied with their life. And tomorrow, it can help them perform their job better, as it is related to high performance.
Here are some guidelines for developing emotional intelligence, along with a good dose of effort, patience, and love from parents.
Help Him Recognize And Name Emotions
For this, you must build a vocabulary of emotions (joy, sadness, fear, anger, disgust, angry, shy, excited, happy .), both positive and negative. Encourage him to express what he feels. When they know how to recognize them, they understand where they come from and learn to deal with them. Mindfulness exercises help in this recognition task.
Teach Him To Be Empathetic
This starts with the parents also being empathetic with the child as part of Early Childhood Development Assessment form (แบบ ประเมิน พัฒนาการ เด็ก ปฐมวัย ,which is the term in Thai). Because children do what they see, not what you tell them to do. Getting into the skin of the other gives a new perspective or point of view, which helps to understand others better and, at the same time, to be understanding. Performing tasks at home according to their age, reading fiction books with psychologically complex characters, or volunteering activities stimulate empathy.
The psychologist Daniel Goleman defines emotional intelligence as the ability to control oneself and to be able to master stress and negative emotions. Parents must accept any feeling or emotion but not behaviors. So the way to help deal with children with their emotions – and make balanced decisions based on what is essential – is based on encouraging the development of problem-solving skills. Help him set goals and generate solutions to meet those challenges.