Parents can teach children to channel their emotions and identify them. It is important that they learn to control themselves and to be empathetic with others. Emotional education is part of the child's education. Psychologist Silvia Álava has given us an interview in which she clarifies what are th
Parents can teach children to channel their emotions and identify them. It is important that they learn to control themselves and to be empathetic with others. Emotional education is part of the child's education.
Psychologist Silvia Álava has given us an interview in which she clarifies what are the main emotional problems in children, how parents can identify them and how they can affect the academic life of the child.
Emotional and behavioral problems in childhood
-What are the main emotional problems in childhood?
The problems that we find most in childhood is the low tolerance to frustration. Children who have a hard time assuming the rules and limits, who are learning to read or write and do not get something and get angry. This affects them not only in learning because they become frustrated and are no longer able to learn, but it interferes them a lot in social relationships.
Also the low empathy is another of the problems that we encounter with children when they are small. To develop empathy children have to be able to put themselves in the place of the other, this does not happen until they are 4 or even 5 years old, but it is a concept that must be worked on.
How can we identify emotional problems in children?
Many times they result in behavioral difficulties. They are these children because they find it difficult to internalize norms, they find it difficult to internalize limits. They quickly have very disproportionate behaviors. The main reason why parents come to consult are the behavioral difficulties of children and in many cases also of adolescents, and in this case the variable that will almost always predict better the success of the therapy is the intervention with parents, that parents know at all times, what they have to do, how they have to control behaviors, in which cases they have to cut and say "no here" and in what cases if you have to work with the child, you have to dialogue with the child.
How can the lack of emotional intelligence affect the child's academic life?
Emotional intelligence affects the academic life, in fact, the learning capacity decreases around 20% and 30% if there are problems of emotional self-regulation. And it is that there is not only to educate at an academic level, also at a social level and at an emotional level. People who have greater emotional intelligence have been shown to be happier, have better health, have more friends both in quality and quantity, who are more leaders in their company, in fact 85% of the skills that The managers are looking for emotional intelligence. Then it is important from very young to go working this emotional intelligence.