Develop the Child’s Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

From the Heguru Handbook.

It doesn’t matter how capable a person is if it is not used for the right purpose. Talents and abilities that are abused and used for the wrong purposes create negative results, such as the development of weapons or the conduct of criminal activities.

To avoid the usage of such capabilities for the wrong reasons, it is important to conduct “heart education” when enhancing a child’s capability. This is why right brain education is so important. The focus of right brain education is, first and foremost, the heart. Right brain education can be also be synonymously referred to as “heart education”.

Heart education is also most easily taught during the preschool years, therefore, it is important to begin early because “what youth is used to, age remembers”. When educating preschoolers, it is important to focus on developing EQ.

The best people to teach “heart education” is the family. Parents are the best teachers for their children where heart education is concerned – “like father, like son”, and “monkey see, monkey do”. Parents who continually encourage their children to grow and learn will eventually raise children who will be like them. However, if parents make no effort to encourage their children to grow and learn, their children will also be like them. Parents who provide their children with unconditional love will raise children who will do the same to the people around them.

Parents who desire to provide their children with heart education must first learn to be great teachers themselves. This is why Heguru strongly encourages “Joint Education” during the preschool and primary education years where parents and children can learn together. Heart education is also known as “anthropology” and it is one of the main pillars in the concepts of education. Children learn heart education best when parents and children learn together side by side. When they observe their parents leran and change, children will also be able to change.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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