What is it, who has it,
And how to get it
Over the years, emotional intelligence, or EQ, has increasingly become a prominent subject of studies focusing on relational skills. In fact, many leaders of companies around the world now claim to value EQ as much, if not more than IQ. According to Dan Goleman, an internationally known psychologist who has written several books on emotional intelligence, emotional intelligence is a greater predictor of success in adulthood than academic achievement.
Individuals with high emotional intelligence are happier, healthier and more successful. As parents this is essentially what we want for our kids. So what is it? Who has it? And how do we get it? How do we help develop our children’s EQ so they are emotionally equipped for the ups and downs of life? The fall issue of MASK The Magazine dedicates 96 pages to EQ, including the 5 components of EQ, how to be an EQ role model, eight signs of EQ in teens and how emotional intelligence equals teen success.
“As parents, we have to start developing our child’s emotional intelligence by first understanding our own emotions through self-awareness, and then practicing mindfulness, emotional regulation, and active coping,” says Dr. Shefali Gandhi, a licensed psychologist in Scottsdale, Arizona. “When we include the language of emotions in our daily routines and model emotional awareness, we are laying the groundwork for our children to have high EQs, be socially sophisticated, and feel a sense of self-accomplishment.” One of the most important things you can do for your children is to help them manage their emotions. Whether you have a Pre-K, elementary, junior high, high school or college student, Dr. Gandhi offers an age-appropriate guide to teaching our children to be more emotionally intelligent, and ways to model this behavior to them, in the “Making the Grade” section.
Additionally, readers will learn seven expert tips to raise emotionally intelligent children and why it is important for college students to balance emotions with intellect, and value them the same. Also included in this issue is what colleges and universities do to integrate positive emotional skill- building into campus life, as well as how parents can coach lovingly from the sidelines and encourage their child to seek out resources and advocate for themselves.
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From cover to cover, MASK The Magazine is packed with parenting advice from medical doctors, clinical psychologists, professors, and professionals, as well as moms, dads, and high school students. MASK The Magazine offers solutions to the modern-day challenges families face and can be delivered conveniently to your door for only $24 per year.