Raising Emotional Intelligence
Raising emotional intelligence is about making friends with our feelings, and allowing ourselves to experience the full gamut of our emotions. It is about becoming comfortable with expressing our feelings outwardly as well as feeling them inwardly.
It is about realizing that almost all that we need to help us forward in life is already contained within us - carefully filed away in the filing system of our thoughts and our emotions.
Raising children can bring us astonishing happiness, enormous responsibility, incredible anxiety, and the stress of constant challenges.
It isn't too difficult to lose sight of what we as parents really want; happy and well adjusted children within a happy and well adjusted family.
To love and to be loved is the foundation on which all our feeling-life is based.
So, what if we were raised by toxic parents who struggled with showing love?
It does makes it infinitely more difficult to begin with, however, we can learn how to grow and learn how to know and share our feelings with others.
Just as we develop and mature physically and intellectually, we can mature emotionally.
Raising emotional intelligence is part of gaining maturity as adults and as parents too. As we grow, develop and change within ourselves, we reflect to our children all the valuable lessons we learn, enabling them towards greater emotional maturity just as we enable ourselves.
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