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How to encourage emotional intelligence in children

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Do you want your children to develop good communication skills, problem solving abilities and emotional literacy? Do you want them to be resilient? Do you want them to understand and be able to regulate their own emotions and have empathy for others’? Children are sometimes reluctant or unable to talk about things that are bothering them, making it difficult for parents to help. Unexpressed feelings often come out in poor behaviour or sometimes show up in physical symptoms. When children put their feelings into words parents can respond to this more effectively.

This workshop will give you new skills to build real rapport and closeness with your children so that they talk to you more about their lives and feel understood. It demonstrates skills that allow parents to help children to recognise, process and manage their emotions. It also teaches ways to encourage children to be more considerate and thoughtful.

Tickets are £10 which includes include wine or a soft drink. A limited number of tickets will be available on the door (cash only). There are bursary places are available - please email us at [email protected] for more details.

About the speaker: Elaine Halligan is a director at The Parent Practice and has been a parenting specialist since 2006, helping parents raise competent and confident children through parenting classes, private coaching and keynote speaking in schools and corporate settings both in the UK and overseas. She faced the challenge of parenting her son, who had undiagnosed learning difficulties and had been excluded from three schools by the age of seven, but ended up his schooling as Head Boy.

She is frequently quoted in the broadsheet press and regularly appears on Sky News, BBC local radio and BBC world news. Her mission is to help parents and teachers unlock potential in children who are different and is author of a best selling book ‘My Childs Different’.

Earlier Event: September 21
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