Have you ever seen the hilarious tweets tagged with the hashtag [Reasons My Kid Is Crying]? Parents share things like “She says her ice cream is too cold” and “I won’t let her play in the toilet.” While these posts are always good for a laugh, I can’t help but recognize the need to raise our kids to be more in-tune with their emotions and how to properly express them.
One way to combat the random outbursts within your own family is to focus on developing your daughter’s EQ, or “Emotional Intelligence”. Emotional intelligence is her ability to identify, evaluate, control, and express her emotions.
Just as you would see great importance in teaching your girl math or reading skills, take the time to familiarize her with handling emotions. After all, a well-adjusted young girl is better prepared for her tween and teenage years!
Listen to the Raising Godly Girls Minute with Patti Garibay: