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Emotional intelligence is the key for success in life

Emotional intelligence is the key for success in life. Due to technological advancements we are becoming more and more disconnected from ourselves, each other and from our children. How would our children become emotionally intelligent in the world of emotional disconnect? As parents, we should put a conscious effort into creating opportunities for connected quality time with our kids and into teaching them how to connect to others. These skills require training and practice as any other skill

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A Bag of Nails ...

Learning to recognize and control our emotions is a life long challenge. It is a perfect time to reflect on how our emotions impact on others. Don't forget.. our children watch us. They are our mirrors. They imitate our emotional responses. How often do we get disappointed by our kids' ability to deal with frustration? As mature individuals, we should stop and reflect on what WE can change in our own emotional responses and how WE can become a positive emotional role model for our children.

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A hard hitting truth...

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This is a must watch video for all parents. It is not a science fiction, but rather today’s reality. Thanks to technological advancements; though it connects us to the outside world 24 hours a day, we are disconnected from what really matters, our children.

The most frequent statement I hear from children in my office is “My parents are always busy”. We need to understand that parental emotional availability is a prerequisite for healthy and happy child development.   A day will come that we will also need help from our children, and the answer we are going to get would be “I am too busy”. At that time it will hurt, but we have just gotten back whatever we gave out.

 This school year, let’s put a conscious effort into connecting with our children. Turn off devices until the kids are in bed; they grow up too fast and every moment we spent with them counts.  Remember, the world can wait, but kids can’t.

Victoria Prooday

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