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Children's EQ


 

CHILDREN'S EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Interview with Kenneth Lyen

Children with a high Emotional Intelligence (EQ) are more successful in life, says Dr Lyen

“Emotional intelligence is as important, if not more so, than IQ”, said paediatrician Kenneth Lyen. He said that there are many fields a child is likely to excel in, including:

Abilities with the use of words 

Mathematical abilities and pattern recognition

Thinking visually and artistic skills

Music and rhythm skills

Physical abilities

Social skills

Understanding one's innermost thoughts and feelings 

It is up to the parent to understand his child’s prowess and encourage him. If you observe your child closely, you will know what he is interested in and what he is good at. He focussed on emotional intelligence and said that children with emotional intelligence tend to succeed in life; academic brilliance alone does not guarantee success. “Those with high IQ levels may be selected for interviews, but those with a high level of emotional intelligence are most likely to be selected for jobs,” said Dr Lyen.

He cites a study on children that was conducted to test how many of them had self-control. The children, taken for the study, were asked to resist having marshmallows that were given to them, they were asked to wait till the tester came in. Those who would wait would get an extra marshmallow. Children who gobbled up the marshmallows were not found to be as successful as those who waited till the tester came in.

How do you know if your child has emotional intelligence? He has a good EQ (emotional quotient) if If your child is very popular If your child has self-control If your child is adaptable and friendly If your child is persistent If your child can empathise You can teach your child how to make friends, overcome failures and succeed in life.

How can you raise your child’s EQ?

Encourage him to care for others

Teach him the importance of being honest

Teach him to apologise for his mistakes

Teach him to approach problems optimistically

Praise him for good deeds

Participate in all that he does

Don’t be too bossy

“Emotional intelligence is more important than IQ levels because IQ cannot be changed, whereas EQ can be enhanced,” said Dr Lyen.