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Emotional Intelligence and Academic Success with Professor Jon Cohen

A content-rich podcast on the connections between emotional intelligence in children and academic success. Children with stronger social and emotional skills do better academically and socially. Professor Cohen defines "social and emotional learning" and shares the important research on character education and emotional intelligence education. This recording is a "must listen" for every parent and teacher. Read full article

Interview – Professor Jonathan Cohen – Emotional Intelligence and Academic Success – Part 1

Professor Jonathan Cohen is an adjunct professor in psychology and education at the Teachers’ College at Columbia University, and an adjunct professor in education at the School of Professional studies at the City University of New York. Yvette Vignando spoke to Professor Cohen about a subject that she is passionate about: the connection between children’s social and emotional skills, sometimes called their emotional intelligence, and their success at school. Read full article

An Emotional Intelligence Test to Try

I wanted to share a link to an emotional intelligence test that I just tried online. It was a free test and I thought it was quite good. It took me about 10 or 15 minutes to complete it thoughtfully. See what you think. Read full article

Are Gifted Children More or Less Emotionally Intelligent?

Sorry, I can’t answer the question posed in the title of this post. I’m fairly sure that the question can’t really be answered at all. And the more research I read about this issue, the more convinced I am that it’s important not to generalise and stereotype on the topic of giftedness and social skills. I do believe that often giftedness in children brings with it many social and emotional challenges but I do not believe that giftedness equals lower levels of emotional intelligence. Read full article

Emotional Intelligence and Gifted Children – Stop the Stereotypes

Yvette Vignando talks about research that indicates giftedness is not necessarily associated with low levels of Emotional Intelligence, or social problems. Is there a bigger issue? Do parents, teachers and peers of gifted children need to become more appreciative of intellectual diversity? Read full article

Educating our Children for Long-Lasting Fulfilment

When it comes to bringing up our children most of us would agree we want them to be happy. So the way we educate and raise them should reflect this. Of course when we say we want our kids to be happy we mean we want them to enjoy a holistic sense of wellbeing. Critical to this will be their ability to lead a life which is congruent with their values, priorities and passions. Read full article

Emotional Intelligence, Parenting and Education; Part 4 of Interview with Dr Karen Hansen

Part 4 of an interview with Dr Karen Hansen from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia about emotional intelligence and attachment and about how parents can think about their children’s levels of emotional intelligence. Read full article

The Optimistic Child

Book: The Optimistic Child by Martin Seligman.This book shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism These skills can help them combat depression and achieve more academically, in sports and improve their physical health. Read full article

Emotional Intelligence Skills – Self Awareness

One of the first steps in teaching your child to be emotionally intelligent is helping her to become aware of her feelings. For your child to manage how he expresses a feeling, he first needs to notice that he is having a feeling and be able to understand it. Read full article