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Hoagies' Blog Hop: Emotional Intelligence
. To some of us, this means everything, the
all-encompassing social/emotional development of the gifted
individual. To others, it means nothing except an excuse
schools use to decline to educate our gifted children, ignoring
their academic needs as an aside. What does Emotional Intelligence
mean to you? Read this month's blogs and I'm certain you'll
find one or many that resonate with you.
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Intelligence: They Do Exist by
Covington Latin School
- Understanding emotions may be similar to trying to find other life forms
on Mars, but the reality is they exist! Before I dive into why emotional
awareness is important, let me address what emotions are. This may seem like
a simple phenomenon, but is it?
Stop Crying or I’ll Give You Something to Cry About: The Misguided Notion
That Boys Must Be Tough
by Lisa on Raising Wizards
- Unfortunately for gifted boys, high sensitivity also comes with intense
emotional reactions. It only makes sense, given the nature of the sensitive
person's central nervous system, but because our society expects boys to act
steadfast, fearless, bold and even aggressive in order to show "manliness,"
life for a sensitive boy can be difficult. Trained to hide his emotions from
a young age, a sensitive or gifted boy can lose the essential connection
that emotional intelligence provides among us all...
10 Ways to
Foster Emotional Intelligence at Home by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley,
My Little Poppies
- Social-emotional skills are important life skills, skills that help us
to navigate our world, connect with others, and build life-long
relationships.As a school psychologist and mom to three young children, I
believe it is important to teach children to identify, express, and manage
emotions in a healthy way. But in order to express and manage those
emotions, one must first be able to identify emotions...
Children to be Emotionally Intelligent by Heather, The Fringy
- We cannot expect children to do what we cannot do. We cannot expect to
magically teach our children how to identify and effectively regulate their
own emotions when we are dysregulated. Especially for our emotionally
intense children, our empathic children, our children who feel the energy of
a room but cannot verbalize what that energy means.
How do we teach a child to be emotionally intelligent? We work, first, on
improving our own emotional intelligence...
Too Sensitive, Too Dramatic, Too Intense -- What is Emotional Intelligence? by Paula Prober,
Your Rainforest Mind
- How do we define emotional intelligence when we're talking about your
rainforest mind? Maybe you feel that you are the opposite of emotionally
intelligent. Here are some possible reasons:
You feel emotionally UN-intelligent because when you were a youngster,
everyone told you that you were too sensitive, too dramatic and way too
You feel emotionally UN-intelligent because when you were a little tyke you
had frequent flamboyant meltdowns.
You feel emotionally UN-intelligent...
The Fifth Be-Attitude of Gifted Elders ~ Nurture Your Poetic Soul, Emotional
Intelligence, a Request by
Joy Navan, ongiftedelders
- I confess that I have not been nurturing my poetic soul much lately. I
have not spent the time lost in words, or nature, or images. It takes the
jarring of lines such as those above to bring me back to the hunger for
poetry that needs to be satisfied in order to restore my balance. Other
paths to nourishing our poetic souls are found in music, in art, in any of
the creative worlds, either natural or crafted by humans. In gratitude for
the student who brought me back, I offer this as the fifth be-attitude of
gifted elders - nurture your poetic soul...
to Parent with Empathy by Jen Campbell,
- My children's emotions are not mine own. With four boys, one of
them is usually having an off day. It rotates. Thankfully, it is rarely the
same child two days in a row. If they are all okay, chances are I may be
struggling. I used to take it personally when my kids were cranky or ornery.
I thought it was my job to fix it as their mother...
is Emotional Intelligence? by
Nicole LaChance, Institute for
- When I saw the topic for this month’s Hoagies Gifted Education Page blog
hop was “Emotional Intelligence” I have to admit I was a bit stumped. Not a
topic with which I’m very familiar, I was overwhelmed with the possibility
of having to write an informed blog post. So, I turned to the trusty Google
search and did some digging...
Supporting & Developing EQ in Your Child by
The Grayson School
- Gifted children are known for being sensitive — to new ideas, to
scratchy labels in their clothes, to artificial colors, to flickering
fluorescent lights — so it should not surprise us that they are often highly
emotionally sensitive, as well. Their parents may think of this as
“oversensitive” or “intense,” and could have a difficult time helping them
navigate the world as a result...
Your Needs are Not an Afterthought: Giftedness, Self-Care, Individuality,
- Two key practices she uses to help with this include a daily gratitude
practice and the use of Nonviolent Communication as a tool to connect with
her own feelings and needs. This is a tool that we have both found extremely
useful both for communicating with ourselves and being able to communicate
our needs to others. I use the acronym STAR to remember the steps in the
Emotionally Intelligent Kids by Colleen on
Raising Lifelong Learners
- When raising gifted and intense kids, we have our work cut out for us.
Gifted kids are asynchronous and often challenge all we thought we knew
about discipline. A lot of the struggles we face as tired parents of smart
kids can be related to how well our children are able to grow emotionally.
Have you ever thought about your kiddo’s emotional intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence in Kids by
Planet Smarty Pants
Just like academic intelligence, emotional intelligence is more than just
one thing. I think a picture above nails it. Emotional intelligence means,
first of all, recognizing emotions in yourself, then learning to "read"
emotions in others, and, finally, most importantly, it's ability to
manage your own emotions and positively affect emotions of others.
Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?
Managing Overwhelming Emotions by Juliette in
The Gifted Interior
Life happens, sometimes overwhelmingly so, and when it does it can seem
almost impossible to sort through and manage all of the emotions that come.
Whether the joyful threads of creating new love stories, the bittersweet
stitches of crafting memories with loved ones you will soon have to miss, or
the painful loss of cutting deep threads of relationships you don’t want to
lose; it can feel almost impossible to cope....
Emotional Intelligence and the Over-Excitable Gifted Learner by
- There are many times in my work with gifted students that the question of
emotional intelligence emerges as well as the deliberation over whether a
strong EQ is favourable over a high IQ and the influence one might have on
the other. Teachers and parents will often comment on the intensity of
emotions that they observe and wonder about their child or student’s
emotional intelligence. This sometimes leads to a conversation around the
over-excitabilities (of which one is emotional over-excitability) which are
considered gifted traits. So how do the over-excitabilities relate emotional
intelligence, especially when it appears as thought the child is struggling
with regulating their emotions?...
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March 26, 2019