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Ways to develop your child's emotional intelligence

The ability to understand and manage your emotions is an important prerequisite for a happy life and success in your career. That is why it is necessary to start developing emotional intelligence at an early age. Here are 6 exercises for children and adults from psychologist Victoria Shimanskaya:
1. A box of emotions. It will be very useful for both children and their parents to create such a "happiness box" in their imagination. Let it contain everything with which happiness is associated. For example, the sound of the sea, the taste of an orange, the smell of mom's pies.
2. How I feel today. Let the child choose an emotion of the day each evening. A good idea would be to print out an emotion of the child's favorite character that he or she can choose to talk about his or her experiences.
3. Emotion language. Through it, you can learn to understand your emotions and help others understand you better. When communicating with children, it is important to explain: "I feel because...".
4. Gallery of emotions. Have the child draw each emotion. Draw together with children and compare pictures.
5. Emotional photo album. Pictures with emotions always turn out vivid, bright, and special. Create such a photo album of memories together with your child.
6. Compass of emotions. An interesting game will acquaint your child with different emotions. Prepare cards with such emotions: sadness, joy, trust, anger, etc. One player thinks up a situation and picks a card to it. Turn the card over and put it in the center, and all the other players should guess what emotion the player is experiencing.