Nurture the emotional intelligence of the kids at the right age

Nurture the emotional intelligence of the kids at the right age

2017-03-02

Terrible Twos. Threenagers. Fearsome Fours. 

These are years marked by tantrums and meltdowns — palpable reminders that young children haven’t yet learned how to regulate their emotions. But rather than wait for them to outgrow this phase, caregivers can use this window to teach emotional literacy skills that will yield immediate and long-term benefits.

Increasingly, research confirms the efficacy of explicit training in emotional intelligence starting at a very young age. According to multiple studies, preschoolers who participate in social-emotional skills programs exhibit less aggression and anxiety and become better social problem solvers. While these outcomes may make for a more peaceful classroom environment, the benefits outlive preschool: prosocial behavior in early childhood is strongly linked with future academic performance and mental health.  In other words, when children learn how to calm themselves down, use language to express their feelings and treat others with kindness, they are laying the foundation for future success and wellness.

The teachers and parents can help the pre-schoolers and the kids to tackle their emotional behavior and normalize better.  Strong emotions can scare or overwhelm kids, so normalizing their response to stimuli – helping them see that everyone feels mad, sad, or scared sometimes – can comfort them and build their perspective-taking skills.

Credence Global School has evolved to be a quite trustworthy name among the Primary Schools in Narela, which are being seen as a fostering ground for emotionally balanced and empowered kids