How can parents encourage emotional intelligence in their children?

According to parenting expert Nikki Bush, emotional intelligence in children is something that parents need to be growing and developing all the time. It’s not fixed.

Children who are emotionally intelligent get to know and understand themselves; they know how to label their own emotions; they learn how to acknowledge their feelings and the feelings of others and they have an understanding and empathy for others.

Talking to CapeTalk/702’s Redi Tlhabi on Monday, Nikki Bush focused on the importance of encouraging emotional intelligence in children.

Listen to the full conversation on the Redi Tlhabi Show:

The brain is very plastic and elastic

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

As parents we can influence in our children emotional development; it’s our input that counts.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

Children have to learn how to control their emotions over time

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

If children have control over their emotions they are able to set goals and achieve them.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

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