Join Melissa as she explains what emotional intelligence is; why we need it and how we get it.
Ormiston College - Junior Art Centre (JAC)
97 - 127 Dundas Street
Ormiston QLD 4160
Young people with well-developed emotional intelligence (EQ) earn higher grades, stay in school for longer and make healthier choices.
In fact, emotional intelligence is a greater predictor of a child’s overall success in later years (relationships, career, health, general effectiveness and quality of life) than their IQ (Intelligence Quotient). What that means is that regardless of a child’s IQ, it is crucial for parents and teachers to help children build their emotional intelligence.
Neuroscience is shining a spotlight on how adults can do this. With a deeper understanding of the relationship between the brain and emotions and by helping children to develop greater self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationships skills, adults can help support children’s emotional growth.
When children are intellectually gifted it is easy to overestimate their emotional maturity and inadvertently place unrealistic expectations on them.
This presentation aims to address the questions:
- What is emotional intelligence?
- Why do we need it?
- How do we get it?
Melissa will share specific, effective communication strategies to help parents and teachers build more positive, respectful and connected relationships with children. She is looking forward to discussing the practical ways to nurture the development of emotional intelligence in children.
Melissa is passionate about children and parenting! In fact, it was from her personal desire to parent well that her business, Enjoy Parenting was born.
Melissa has over 25 years of experience working with children, teachers and parents and is continuing to learn every day how to become a better parent to her own two children.
Melissa is a registered teacher and an Art Therapist. She is an authorised Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) Instructor from Gordon Training International and is Reality Therapy Certified (RTC) from William Glasser Institute of Australia.
Melissa’s ongoing vision is to help parents and teachers build stronger relationships with children based on connection and empathy. For it is only with happier parents that we will have happier children.
Bookings are now closed (as of 17/09/2018 - 14:00)