How to understand, control and channel your emotions (and to teach your children to be emotionally literate)
- Emotional Intelligence
Our ability to view situations objectively and thus to understand ourselves and other people depends on balancing and integrating the head and heart. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power of emotions, appropriately channeled as a source of energy, creativity and influence.
- Emotional Intelligence Theory
The EQ concept argues that IQ, or conventional intelligence, is too narrow; that there are wider areas of emotional intelligence that dictate and enable how successful we are. Success requires more than IQ (Intelligence Quotient), which has tended to be the traditional measure of intelligence, ignoring eseential behavioural and character elements. We've all met people who are academically brilliant and yet are socially and inter-personally inept. And we know that despite possessing a high IQ rating, success does not automatically follow.
- Emotional Intelligence Test
Test your emotional intelligence and discover ways to improve it. People with high emotional intelligence tend to be successful in life.
In their Emotional Literacy Series, KidsEQ helps children ages 3-8 understand that emotions are healthy and that we can each benefit from them. In each story, a child learns about one core emotion, how to recognize it, express it appropriately, and transform it to a powerful energy.
- Psychological Self-Help
Check out Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 13 that give a broad understanding of the emotions and how to best handle them, from the free online book 'Psychological Self-Help'.
Suicide and Addiction Prevention
- Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
- Addiction Prevention: 34 Essential Lesson Plans for Educators
- Alternative Treatments for Addiction
- Teen Depression - A Guide for Parents
- Mental Health Service Provider Search
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