The Other Kind of Smart: Enhancing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence is essential for academic and life success, perhaps even more so than cognitive ability. This involves awareness and understanding of one’s own feelings, skills to manage strong emotions, and the ability to relate to the emotions of others. Join two Kingsbury psychologists to learn how parents can coach their children through the turbulent world of childhood emotions to develop stronger emotional awareness, greater self-control, and closer connections with others.
“You need to eat four more pieces!” . . . “Bedtime NOW” . . . “NO! I do it!” Power struggles are maddening for parents, and, it turns out, not good for children either. Putting these struggles in a developmental context, this workshop will provide strategies for how to encourage your child’s growing need to assert independence while still maintaining your control and authority. Struggles around mealtime, potty training, cooperation and others will be addressed. Led by Claire Lerner, a licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist.
Presented in partnership with Mary’s Center
Mary’s Center is dedicated to your overall wellness – including your body, mind, and spirit. Our comprehensive health care services include medical, dental, and behavioral health for all ages and income levels. Recently named a 2018 Health Center Quality Leader by HRSA, we are honored to be recognized among the top performing community health centers in the U.S. We owe this success to our Social Change Model which links health care to community-based support services while helping family members reach their education goals. To learn more about Mary’s Center visit www.maryscenter.org or call (844) 796-2797.