Studies and Facts on Teaching Children Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

EQ “predicts over 54% of the variation in success (relationships, effectiveness, health, quality of life).” Additional data concludes that “young people with high EQ earn higher grades, stay in school, and make healthier choices.” - Psychology Today

According to a large national study, it's possible to teach kids in preschool to give better answers to that question — not only when asked by a researcher, but in real life. And these improved social and emotional skills, in turn, can help them spend more time engaged in learning. - nprED

A research team in England, after engaging in a six-month review of its schools, submitted a report that placed empathy in the top three of important outcomes for its students. Similarly, employers, when asked to compile a list of the “20 People Skills You Need to Succeed at Work,” placed it fifth. - KQED News

Two-hundred twenty-six kindergarten to 3rd grade children identified with elevated behavioral and social classroom problems from a population-based screening participated in a wait-listed randomized trial of the Rochester Resilience Project. Children were taught a hierarchical set of skills: monitoring of emotions; self-control /reducing escalation of emotions; and maintaining control and regaining equilibrium. Children receiving the intervention had a 46% mean decrease in disciplinary referrals and a 43% decrease in suspensions during the 4-month intervention period. - Intervention to Strengthen Emotional Self-Regulation in Children with Emerging Mental Health Problems: Proximal Impact on School Behavior

Emotion-coaching is the key to raising happy, resilient, and well-adjusted kids. 30 years of research shows that it is not enough to be a warm, engaged, and loving parent. We also need to emotion coach our kids. Emotion-coached kids tend to experience fewer negative feelings and more positive feelings. - Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, by John Gottman.

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