We have lots to say about the importance of what we do...
Emotional Intelligence is something we'll be discussing in our Intellidance® Babies class this week but can be a beneficial discussion for ALL parents so I wanted to share this out!
The below piece is written by early childhood expert and founder of Intellidance®, Jessica Baudin-Griffin. For more great blogs about creative dance and early childhood, check out the Intellidance® blog.
"Emotional intelligence can be defined as the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. It has been greatly debated if and how emotional intelligence can be measured like IQ, however it is generally agreed upon that people with greater EI, emotional intelligence are more successful. As parents we can support our children’s future potential by developing their emotional intelligence.
Like IQ, some children are born with greater natural emotional intelligence than others. Some children are just more naturally in tune with their own feelings and those around them. These children generally are more incline to perceive, reason and understand their own feelings and those around them. This can make it easier for them to successfully manage their own emotions and respond the to emotional needs of others.