Emotional Intelligence & Childhood Education

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Emotional Intelligence & Childhood Education
John Emmert
MGT-6374
Elana Zolfo

Abstract
In this study I have explored the concept of Emotional Intelligence with respect to Early Childhood Education. My paper begins with a brief overview of Emotional Intelligence and then discusses the importance of Emotional Intelligence in relation to the Early Childhood Education in a detailed manner. Throughout the study, I found that Emotional Intelligence plays an important part of Early Childhood Education in developing children as a whole. Concluding remarks about Emotional Intelligence and Early Childhood Education.

Emotional Intelligence & Childhood Education

Introduction
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During this critical period of learning, children can be considered good or bad, clever or dull, happy or unhappy, and so on. During this stage, children develop emotional habits that match the vision they have of themselves, be behaving accordingly to certain lines that are taken by adults.
Most models are learned from parents and other family members. This leads to a certain type of behavior whose duration depends upon the treatment it is given. If the parents are emotionally mature and intelligent, A child will receive positive messages. This will let them understand the consequences of their behavior and why they are favorable or not. Emotionally immature parents will probably resort to methods such as yelling or physical aggression to correct the behavior. (Ciarrochi, Chan & Caputi, 2000).
Children will form on the emotional maturity as parents guide and practice with them, taking into account above aspects, such as opening the heart, avoiding the power plays (abuse of authority, abused and manipulated through fear), to be honest, avoid excessive control (being rigid), understand the fears of children, encourage emotionally grown resources, teaching emotional self (say what you like or dislike - assertiveness) and be patient. Parents must realize that children learn a little at a time and they are the main source of information. This is where the importance of Emotional Educating helps gain a better
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