High Emotional Quotient Quality #5 – Better concentration
Lastly, higher EQ children concentrate better. This is because extreme emotions and impulsivity influence decisions. Interestingly, children who are impulsive show poor emotion regulation by the time they are middle-aged4. As expected, strong emotions influence decision making. Generally, good moods result in optimistic choices while bad moods have an opposite effect5. With well-developed emotional intelligence, we are able to control our emotions instead of our emotions controlling us.
Boosting EQ for better self-esteem
As parents, you may be wondering how you can effectively boost your child’s emotional quotient and self-esteem. The first step is to provide your child with proper stimulation and nutrition with brain-building ingredients like MFGM and DHA. It helps to look for nutritional products that help support both EQ and IQ development.
After your child’s physical and nutritional needs are met, the next step to developing their EQ is to let them express their emotions. Instead of immediately punishing your child after “acting up”, help them identify and unload their feelings. This lets them better understand and control their emotions over time. As mentioned previously, good EQ helps improve confidence, social skills, and mental performance, which can all improve self-esteem.
Last but not least, be ready to be a good role model. Emotional intelligence development doesn’t stop after childhood. Learning and maintaining appropriate social skills and emotional control are a continuous process. Your relationship with your child will also improve if you are both able to express your emotions in healthy ways.
Learn more about MFGM and EQ development here.