How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them | Writing about Life in the digital age |

Emotional intelligence is the prerequisite to great relationships. Here's how to teach kids to develop them.


Step 1: To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.

Step 2: To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.

Step 3: To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.

1. Teach them to "turn toward."

Relationships are dynamic. They're made up of an uncountable number of small interactions. Julie and John Gottman, a husband and wife team of psychologists who are experts in this area, describe these interactions as "micro-behaviors" and "bids for attention."

Via The Learning Factor