Message from the Founder
“Negative behaviours have their roots in the experiences during the formative years, which can come from self-realisation, family, friends, and society at large. These negative emotional experiences are further exposed to the multi-dimensions of online information, social media, and the easy accessibility of phones and the internet. All these can expose children to a world, which they are not ready yet. It’s difficult for them to understand what is right or wrong. By consciously working on their Emotional Intelligence, a child can re-codify the negative emotions and experiences to make the right choices in different situations and to live a balanced and happy life.”
What is EQ and why is it so IMPORTANT?
EQ stands for Emotional Quotient or commonly referred to as Emotional Intelligence. It is the capacity to perceive and understand beyond the form and react with sensitivity toward everything that occurs in life – incidents, events, situations, people, objects, animals, or plants. Intelligence is one of the most important aspects of educating a child. But why spend so much time on building an intelligent mind, if it lacks Emotional Intelligence? We’ve seen that more and more children are becoming brilliant in their minds but as they grow, they repress their emotions which make them fragile and temperamental. Happiness, peace of mind, loving, joyful, calm behaviour, listening ability, patience are some of the attributes of EQ and these are the aspects which matters most in life.
How do we know, if the child has LOW EQ?
In a simple way, a child who is impolite, feels like he or she is better than others (superiority complex) or less than others (inferiority complex), has difficulty in making friends or lacks friends outside of the family circle (lack of confidence and low self-esteem), doesn’t eat healthy but more junk food(poor food habits),, loses his temper quickly (anger and aggressive behavior), throws tantrums frequently (seeking attention), negative thought process towards people and situations, lack of focus (disperse energy), spend too much time with gadgets (virtual escapism), playing violent video games (seeds of violence in life), easily hurtful and even vindictive when he/she feels provoked (lack of sensitivity or hypersensitivity) – can be considered to have poor EQ.
Can children IMPROVE their EQ?
YES! Like IQ, one can consciously work on developing Emotional Intelligence. Whenever a child looks at any person, object, or situation, his or her way of the recognition/evaluation is coded with the feelings and emotions recorded within himself/herself during their experiences. This experience can go back to early childhood (foundational years), can come from influences from parents, friends, societies, etc. By re-codifying these experiences and memories related to objects and situations, child can improve Emotional Intelligence.
What are the signs of GOOD EQ in children?
A high EQ child will be more sympathetic, can understand the hidden emotions behind people or situations, right food habits, balanced behavior in difficult situations, ability to concentrate and focus, expression of feelings, socially accepted behavior, and most importantly will have sensitivity and compassion towards handling different aspects of life.
Is EQ necessary to be a Good LEADER?
Today, leaders are sought not only by their university diplomas but also by their capacity to successfully apply EQ-related skills when it comes to a variety of relationships and situations. A profound understanding of human beings in all their aspects helps in running a successful business, along with success in one’s individual, relational, and family life too! It’s not enough to know how to delegate and organize the growth of a company. EQ is an important ability to be in sync with and to respond to different situations in the environment, both on personal levels and work life.