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Volume #5 Issue #17
ISSN: 0219-7642 Apr 22, 2007
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Many parents and educators are alarmed by increasing levels of
conflict in young schoolchildren and teenager from low self-esteem
to early drug and alcohol use to depression. Looking at the recent
VT massacre in US, we can see the inappropriate display of
uncontrolled anger can be very destructive.
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to recognize, understand, and
manage one’s emotions and that of others. By learning the self
awareness (knowing one’s emotions) and self manage (controlling
one’s emotion) can become an important tool at home and at school.
Now is the time to teach our children the skills necessary for
emotional intelligence. Take care!
Thought for today:
" No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead
us to better things. " - Channing Pollock
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Are You Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child?
By Marie Roker
Although many parents are concerned with our children's intelligence quotient
(IQ), research shows that a child's emotional quotient (EQ) is just as important
for that child's personal success. So what is Emotional Intelligence? Is your child emotionally intelligent?
Find the tips to help you to raise emotionally intelligent children here.
Top Ten Ways to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids
By Mark Brandenburg
Do you want happy, healthy, kids? Here are ten specific ways to help parents make this happen.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
By Daniel Goleman
There was a time when IQ was
considered the leading determinant of success. In this
fascinating book, based on brain and behavioral research,
Daniel Goleman argues that our IQ-idolizing view of
intelligence is far too narrow. Instead, Goleman makes the
case for "emotional intelligence" being the strongest
indicator of human success.
He defines emotional
intelligence in terms of self-awareness, altruism, personal
motivation, empathy, and the ability to love and be loved by
friends, partners, and family members. People who possess
high emotional intelligence are the people who truly succeed
in work as well as play, building flourishing careers and
lasting, meaningful relationships.
Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child
By John Gottman, Ph.D
This book in written for
parents of children of all ages. It is a guide to teaching
children to understand and regulate their emotional world.
An emotionally intelligent children will enjoy increased
self-confidence, greater physical health, better performance
in school, and healthier social relationships.
The authors identify a
five-step "emotion coaching" process to help teach children
how to recognize and address their feelings, which includes
becoming aware of the child's emotions; recognizing that
dealing with these emotions is an opportunity for intimacy;
listening empathetically; helping the child label emotions;
setting limits; and problem-solving.
Human Intelligence: Going Beyond Mere IQ
AmericanChronicle Apr 18, 2007
Successful school learning depends on many personal
characteristics other than intelligence, such as persistence,
interest in school, and willingness to study. In other words, an individual can be
intelligent and still do poorly in school if he is bored or does not apply himself.
Early IQ tests good predictor of things to come
MSNBC Apr 17, 2007
Scores on elementary school achievement tests have a lot to do with
IQ and where kids end up later in life, a new study shows.
Researchers administered IQ tests to 219 adults in their mid-40s and
compared each person’s IQ score to how well he or she had performed
on elementary school achievement tests. They found that 41 percent
of their IQ scores could be accounted for by the school achievement
tests, a very strong correlation.
The positive and negative power of praise
YourHub Apr 2, 2007
When we praise our child for his intelligence, we may
unintentionally encourage him not to risk making a mistake. It seems
that students who tend to think that innate intelligence is the key
to success begin to discount the importance of effort. I am smart,
the kids' reasoning goes; I don't need to put out effort. Or I'm
dumb in this area, why put forth the effort.
Boosting brain power: Can you make yourself smarter?
Petoskey News Apr 11, 2007
Nutritional supplements, word games, online IQ tests and fitness
regimens can all feed the brain the oxygen and nutrients it needs to
function optimally. You can, in fact, make yourself smarter.
The Best Way to Develop Your Child's Genius
AmericanChronicle Apr 18, 2007
Every parent wants a child whom they can be very proud of. It pays
to be able to raise a child who can contribute a lot to the
community. Thus, if you think that you want your child to be a
gifted one, then it is best to learn how to develop the child’s
Young child's brain primed to learn languages
Nashua Telegraph Apr 8, 2007
A child’s brain is primed to learn languages – at least for the
first 10 to 12 years of life. After that, many researchers believe
language acquisition is more difficult as we progress through
adolescence and adulthood.
Crack Down on Lead Use in Child Products
CBN News Apr 15, 2007
Companies that make or distribute toys, zippers and other kids'
products will face tougher government scrutiny to keep out any lead
that could poison and kill children or harm their brain development.
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