Child development is important to any parent, and as a parent, I am no different. I too am concerned with my child's development – all aspects of it. This includes physical, mental, emotional or any other kind of development.
The development of my child's EQ is also important. As the saying goes, IQ is what gets you through school, and EQ is what gets you through life. Therefore developing my child's EQ is important and necessary.
It is never too early to monitor and help develop my child's EQ. The earlier my child's EQ is developed, the better it will be for my child as it will help in her life. Developing my child's EQ is important as it will affect many aspects of her life.
To start with, my child's soft skills can be developed from an early age. It is very important that my child communicates. Communication comes under the umbrella of soft skills. Therefore, it is a chain reaction that developing my child's EQ would actually lead to developing my child's communication skills. It is very important for me that my child is able to communicate with me and other family members and friends and it naturally develops her confidence, too.
Moreover, it is very important to develop my child's EQ through hands-on and everyday activities. It is very important to let my child get involved in everyday activities like allowing her to dress herself up before she goes for breakfast. This will teach her to be responsible and she would understand that she needs to get dressed before she goes for breakfast; it is a cause and effect method. Or even washing her hands before eating.
Everyday activities help develop my child's EQ and helps her to be a better person which prepares her for the future. Generally, having a high EQ will affect my child’s performance in school. It will help her in dealing with the complexities of school life. It will help my child handle the pressure to perform well academically and socially.
If my child's EQ is developed early, it will help her handle stress. School is a place full of stress. She should be prepared for it. She would enjoy her school life if she is able to handle stress.
Subsequently, it will help my child in the working world.
Also, EQ would help develop my child's relationships. When my child is able to handle and understand her emotions, then she would be able to better express herself. My child then would be able to understand other people's feelings and emotions.
To sum up, I believe IQ is not the answer to everything in life but with EQ life would be more stable. Thus, developing my child's EQ is important.
Abdul Rashid Abdul Sitra