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We now know that one of the biggest predictors of a child being successful and happy is emotional intelligence.

One of our main goals as parents and caregivers should be to guide the child towards independence. As hard as it is to accept, our little ones will, all too soon, be off and dealing with life’s challenges.

In order for true independence to emerge, kids need to feel confident and in control.

Stephanie Pinto, an Australian based former speech pathologist and certified emotional intelligence coach, says that, simply put, emotional intelligence is “a person’s ability to be aware of their own emotions as well as others’ emotions, and how they can use this information to guide their actions and behaviors in day-to-day life.”

Listen as we chat about play & building emotional intelligence.

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