Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
Remember that you can’t convey what you don’t exemplify
Try to learn from your children
Children haven’t unlearned EQ as you may have. They make friends easily and retain their capacity for joy because they’re naturally empathic and instinctively ready to feel their emotions fully and then let them go. So, listen and learn; you’ll raise your own EQ and establish flexibility and mutual respect in the family.
Unhappy parents raise unhappy children
If you’re exhausted and depressed by the demands of parenthood, your children will be depressed, too. You can’t sacrifice yourself and do anyone else any good, so keep yourself healthy if you hope to raise healthy children.
Be quick to apologize when you make mistakes
Let’s be realistic; you will let your guard down from time to time we all do. Fortunately, you have a simple tool for ensuring that your errors don’t do permanent damage. It’s called an apology, and it comes in pretty handy throughout parenthood.