How do children develop social and emotional intelligence skills? The answer is simple: practice, practice and practice again. Parents should explain certain situations to their children over and over again and set a good example. And it may seem endless. However, there are ways to quickly develop emotional intelligence in children, using the daily difficulties that arise in every family. The next time there is a problem in the relationship between your children, consider what lesson you can learn from it.
1. Talk about feelings
When parents talk to children every day about each other’s feelings and needs, children become more sensitive and open, more likely to understand each other’s point of view. Continue reading
The feeling of anger in a child can occur for many reasons. Sometimes this is due to the fact that the child goes through a certain stage of its development and simply does not understand their own emotions. However, in other cases, anger can be associated with trauma and other mental problems. Sometimes a child’s tantrums and arguments with his parents are quite normal, but other manifestations of anger may indicate abnormal behavior.
When does a child show anger through tantrums?
This is common in preschool children. Among child psychologists and early development specialists, the expression “terrible two-year-old age”is common. That’s when children often have tantrums. Their cause is frustration, and the child knows only one way to Express it – through hysteria. Continue reading
Ambivalence is contradictory feelings about an object or situation. For example, a teenager can see something from both the positive and negative sides at the same time. Or when choosing in any situation, both options may seem equally attractive to him. Ambivalence always causes teenagers contradictions and confusion.
If you describe ambivalent feelings in words, it may sound something like this: “in a certain sense, I do not want what I want. At the same time I approve of what is happening and do not approve”.
The complexity of ambivalent experiences Continue reading