Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EIQ) is the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between diﬀerent emotions and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. In other words, EIQ is the power to understand and handle your emotions. And when it comes to your kids, it can be very important.
By age four, most children start to use EIQ to manage the outside world, covering their eyes when they’re scared, for example. As they get older, kids sharpen these skills by addressing problems and learning to deal with distress. Today, growing research conﬁrms that EIQ is a strong predictor of your child’s future accomplishments.