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“ Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages.”
Undoubtedly, the emotional well-being of a child is of absolute importance, especially in the current pandemic situation. BGSIAS, strives to provide a holistic learning experience that integrates socio-emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Guided by the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile and IGCSE curriculum, socio-emotional learning is embedded in the curriculum as well as taught specifically.
At COE – BGSIAS, learners are encouraged to express themselves using various strands such as art, music, photography, or videography. Especially, these provide a healthy outlet for expressing and letting go of all their
feelings and fears. Soft skills such as time management, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, conflict management, and stress management skills are nurtured in learners with a wide range of activities, based on their age group. Learners participate in various activities like role play, interpersonal communication games, team games which help them develop soft skills. The public speaking skill which is of utmost importance is encouraged from a very young age. As a result, students are groomed to be caring, empathetic, self-aware, open-minded, and excellent communicators.
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognise, evaluate, control, and express emotions efficiently and positively.
A high level of emotional intelligence helps the child to communicate better, lessen anxiety and stress, resolve conflicts, improve relationships, empathise with others, make decisions, and handle the transitions faced.
Emotional intelligence involves:
On the other hand, students who lack emotional intelligence can become less connected to school, negatively affecting their performance.
Improving emotional intelligence in children can help them:
Talk about what your child is feeling and help him/her name the emotion like anger, happiness, sadness, frustration, etc.
Ask how a situation has made him/her feel and why.
Your child must know that you empathise with him/her. Try saying, “It sounds like you’re surprised!” or “You seem disappointed right now”. Step into the child’s shoes and talk about how your child is feeling.
Help your child reflect on his or her emotions to know what makes him or her feel a precise way. Find solutions to any challenges all together.
Communicate better with your child. Opening up about your own feelings, the reasons behind those feelings, and how you deal with it will help bridge gaps between you and your child.
Students with higher levels of emotional intelligence can understand themselves better and relate to others around them. This will help them develop self-motivation and more effective communication skills which are essential to help students become more confident learners.On the other hand, students who lack emotional ingtelligence can become less connected to school,negatively affecting their performance. Social and emotional well-being in youngsters, in this digital age, has been a growing concern in recent years.Improving emotional intelligence in children can help them.