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Emotional Intelligence a Key Skill in Online Parenting Class

By Guest Author On February 11, 2011 Under Improve Your Self Esteem, Law of Attraction, Success Secrets

Anger is one emotion almost any parent can identify with.  Anger can be can lasting and damaging effects.  Parents who get out of control with their anger are often viewed as having low emotional intelligence.  Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the skill of being able to understand and regulate our emotions as well as sense and understand the emotions of others.

Parents with high levels of emotional intelligence tend to be better caregivers, do better at work and school and have more quality interpersonal relationships.  Parents who lack empathy tend to have many issues with others.  Turmoil might include low levels of closeness with children or lovers, a history of failed relationships (including friendships), and reduction of compassion for others feelings, wants or needs.

Skills in empathy are important because we are able to use this skills to connect better with children.  EQ as a skill helps us to see things from another persons emotional viewpoint as well as their mental one.  When we feel “felt” by another, we tend to not get as hurt or disappointed.  Empathy helps aid in reducing our anger response and relating to the person we are speaking to.

Common parental problems with showing empathy toward others are often caused by using filters.  Filters are what is used when we listen but have a response already running in our own mind.  Filters also cause us to hear things differently than what is being said.  When we learn how to stop our filters, we tend to be more in tune with what others are really trying to say.

Empathy can be learned by first comprehending it, then repeating it.  It takes time to become more empathetic, but anyone can learn how to do this.  As ones’ empathy increases, the feeling of anger and frustration  with our children and significant others decreases.  All skills learned in online parenting class or online parenting course

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