We raise our children hoping that they’ll grow up able to face any challenge life throws their way. In the drive to equip little ones with these abilities, many parents focus on honing their children’s intelligence quotient (IQ) skills through academic achievements. After all, a clever mind can open many doors to success. However, emotional intelligence and emotional quotient (EQ) is as important as IQ for children to be truly successful and confidently navigate through all the twists and turns of their future world. In his book Emotional Intelligence,1 psychologist Daniel Goleman suggests that the importance of emotional intelligence could even be greater than IQ as a predictor of success in life.
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