Real tools for parenting with patience, and helping your child develop emotional intelligence--an essential character trait for succeeding in our highly social world
If you're like many parents, you may wonder what's going on inside your child's mind when they throw a temper tantrum, refuse to cooperate or become overly excited. Written by two experts in child development and education, The Emotionally Intelligent Child offers a groundbreaking approach for understanding your child's behavior in the context of their development, as well as tips for parenting with compassion, and strategies for helping your child build emotional intelligence--a key element of success in today's world.
In the book, you'll learn all about the stages of development your child goes through as they gain social awareness and emotional balance--and how you can nurture this development using the author's innovative MIND framework.
By shifting your thinking from an adult viewpoint to a child's, you'll discover how you can scaffold and support your child's social and emotional learning; and ensure the development of prosocial behavior, impulse control, and perspective taking. This shift in viewpoint will also help you gain more patience as a parent, respond with less reactivity, and--most importantly--cultivate more joy together as a family.
About the Author
Rachael Katz, MS, Ed, teaches social and emotional learning skills to parents and children. She has over twenty-five years of experience as an early childhood educator and school leader. Rachael was head of the Discovery School at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, head of social and emotional learning for Early Years at Dulwich College Beijing, and an elementary classroom teacher for preschool through third grade in public and private schools. In addition to working in school settings, Rachael has created and written television for Nick Jr. and Radio Television Hong Kong, and was a consultant for educational programs at Children's Television Workshop. Rachael holds a master's degree in education from Bank Street College, and a BA from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Helen Shwe Hadani, PhD, is currently a fellow at the Brookings Institution where she conducts policy-focused research on the benefits of playful learning in both formal and informal contexts. Prior to joining Brookings, she served as director of research at the Bay Area Discovery Museum where she guided program and exhibit development. An expert in early childhood and creativity development, she has more than twenty years of experience in research and education settings, and has worked with toy, media, and technology companies, including Disney, Sesame Workshop, Apple, LEGO, Fisher-Price, and Mattel. Helen holds a BA in cognitive science from the University of Rochester, and a doctorate in psychology from Stanford University.