Category: emotional IQ
Sometimes, parents are ill-equipped to teach their children emotional awareness, thus increasing the child’s Emotional IQ. They may be fearful, believing that emotions like sadness or anger can be harmful. They may be controlling, seeing negative emotions as something they’re responsible to fix, or they may feel it their responsibility to help the child understand that the emotion is no big deal. Ouch! So, how can adoptive parents become emotional coaches for their kids? This is what they blog post is all about. Controlling: See it as your responsibility to quickly change painful emotions in your child. Minimizing: Feel your child needs to be made aware that such emotions will pass and they aren’t important. Punishing: When child refuses to act happy, punish. Interpreting: They see child as demanding and that they must fix.