7 ways to develop your child’s emotional intelligence
MANILA, Philippines — Even thousands of years ago, thinkers with presumably high intelligence like Plato acknowledged that IQ is not enough.
When the Greek philosopher said that “All learning has an emotional base,” he was emphasizing the importance of emotional intelligence to succeed in life.
“IQ gets you the job, but you need EQ (emotional quotient) for promotion,” developmental and behavioural paediatrician Dr. Lourdes Bernadette Sumpaico-Tanchanco recently said during the introduction of milk fat globule membrane in the country.
Unlike IQ that is measurable and can be inborn, a person is not born with emotional intelligence, said the doctor.
“But it can be taught when a child is still young,” she asserted.
To ensure that your child grows up as a well-rounded individual, the doctor recommended harnessing a child’s EI through the following:
According to Dr. Aurorita Roldan, University of the Philippines College of Home Economics dean and professor on family life and child development, “EQ determines majority of our daily actions, so it is responsible for 80 percent of the success in our lives."