WHAT DO WE REALLY WANT FOR OUR CHILDREN... AND FOR OURSELVES?
Yes, we want our children to do well in school, to get good marks on exams, to get better at the piano or violin, to get into a good university, to get a well-paying job, to get married and have a family. That’s a lot of pressure for a child, and more like a to-do list. At a deeper level, we want them to feel joy in their lives, the ability to make good decisions, to be caring towards others, to have good relationships. But what skills do we as parents need to develop in order to encourage and support these pursuits?
Emotional Intelligence is about being smarter with feelings.
To better understand our children, we need to understand our own emotions, patterns of behavior, and what drives us. Learning about feelings provides us with more information. Too often we look only at behavior, and not at root causes. Improving our own emotional intelligence can help us make better decisions for ourselves and our children. That’s why Dragonfly offers these EQ development opportunities for parents.
- Introducing ourselves and the benefits of EQ
- Having PTA leaders participate in EQ assessments and follow up debriefs
- Hosting an EQ Café or workshop