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Freya Gates's 5 Steps to Raise An Emotionally Intelligent Child: How to Get Your Kids to Listen to You is an engaging book that gives good insights on how social and emotional development plays an important role in a child's academic success and health. The book explores the origin, construct, models, and components of Emotional Intelligence for children, as well as the impact on health. The clear 5-step system will help parents establish a rapport with their children no matter the level of emotional intelligence they possess. Reading the book will also help parents understand the common problems they face when it comes to their children and realize what exactly the term Emotionally Intelligent means.
Emotions are bound up with learning and learning is an emotionally intrinsic business. Linking to this theory, the book will help parents comprehend how to contribute to the emotional development of their kids. The concept is simple and easy to understand and can be used by parents successfully. The book also speaks in detail about the involvement of an array of skills in emotional intelligence that helps the child to understand and leverage emotions in ways that will help in developing self-awareness, greater confidence, stronger relationships, effective coping, better decision-making, and success in academics and in the workplace.
Freya Gates's approach to the topic and the techniques are simple, methodical, and structured. The book is an interesting must-read because the subject is relevant and will guide many parents in dealing with their children and helping to develop their emotional intelligence so that they grow up to become successful individuals. The book gives tips on how to spot children with low emotional intelligence and what can be done to help them recognize their deficiencies, overcome them, and develop their emotional intelligence.