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8 Steps to nurture Emotional Intelligence in your child. Step 1.

Step 1. You teach kids to pause.
“Kids are impulsive by nature and when unchecked they can become impulsive adults,” shares Aleasa Word, certified emotional intelligence coach. “Impulsivity undermines emotional intelligence, so teach children to stop and think about how they feel before they act.” She suggests using visual cues, like a special bracelet or trigger words to help kids learn how to pause. Explain to kids the importance of taking five seconds to respond to anything, unless it’s an emergency.
“My own kids have a look up, look down, look left, and look right routine before responding, which forces them to pause,” she shares.

Do you think this advice is useful in rising emotionally intelligent children? Is it in your upbringing arsenal? We’ll talk about other steps next week! Stay tuned in and happy Friday!!


SOURCE:

Mary Sauer (September 8, 2017). “8 Signs You’re Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children” [Blog Post]. Retrieved from here
In text: (Mary Sauer, 2017)

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