By Shirin Yadegar
In an era when EQ is just as important as a person’s IQ, we must weave it into our children’s lives. Everything from school admissions interviews to standardized tests are starting to question a candidate’s emotional intelligence.
So how do we make sure we are raising emotional intelligent children? The Q Wunder app is a great place to start. The app is the world’s most comprehensive parent and kid-friendly emotional intelligence curriculum.
The first step is filling out a questionnaire about your child. After you get the results, you will know which area your child needs help in. The Q Wunder app will teach your family game-changing life skills through customized content. Now, when your kids are playing on the ipad they will actually have a chance to learn about impulse control, sharing and respect.
Second step, is to spend one on one time with your children so you have the sacred time to find out what is challenging each of your children independent of their siblings. This will help you teach them how to focus their energy on overcoming those obstacles.
Lastly, practice practice practice. We need to make sure that we teach our children daily behavioral and social skills. For example, teach your children the importance of looking people in the eye when they are talking to them.
Emotional intelligence is the key to happiness because learning to memorize and regurgitate information when your kids are 18 and graduating high school isn’t going to make them happy. Being a socially aware and mindful person is what is going to allow them to deal with all the conflicts and challenges they will face in life.
Shirin Yadegar is the creator and CEO of www.lamommagazine.com. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and four daughters.