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Why does a schoolchild need emotional intelligence?

This type of intelligence allows us to understand and manage our own and others' emotions. The authors of the first book on emotional intelligence name four components:

1. Perception is the ability to understand your own and other people's emotions. The best helpers are gestures, facial expressions, voices, and postures.
2. Understanding is the ability to find the reasons for emotions in yourself and others, as well as to make connections between emotions.
3. Control is the ability to suppress emotions, to awaken and direct one's own and others' feelings in order to achieve one's goals.
4. Stimulating thinking results in the awakening creativity and activating the brain.

Emotional intelligence develops when a child not only understands one’s emotions, but also learns how to manage them.

Children who can boast a high or at least average level of sensory development have an easier time in school life. It is easier for them to communicate with teachers and classmates. And they also make their parents happy with their academic success.

And if a child has a low or even very low level of emotional intelligence, it is difficult for him or her to make friends with peers and find "common ground" with teachers. It is not uncommon for such students to have conflicts with others or become isolated from the team. In stressful and critical situations, it is difficult for the child to cope with his or her emotions. As a result, such children lag behind.

That is why it is so important for parents to pay attention to the emotional intelligence of the child. The attention, love and care of the closest people will help yesterday's unsociable "C" student to become more confident in themselves, find new friends and achieve the status of "excellent" or at least "good" students.

In the following posts we will tell you how to develop the emotional intelligence of a child.