Research shows that promoting social and emotional skills leads to reduced violence and aggression among children, higher academic achievement, and an improved ability to function in schools and in the workplace. Children who demonstrate respect for others and practice positive interactions, and whose respectful attitudes and productive communication skills are acknowledged and rewarded, are more likely to continue to demonstrate such. Children who feel secure and respected can better apply themselves to learning. Children who are encouraged to practice the Golden Rule find it easier to thrive in educational environments and in the wider world.
It’s not enough to simply fill children brains with facts. A successful education demands that their character be developed as well and family is the main factor in fostering emotional intelligence and character development.
Educating Emotions in Family is a 3 sessions workshop for parents and their children that help them to develop the skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflict nonviolently, and make responsible decisions. In EEF parents coach their children in conflict resolution and model how to negotiate, how to discuss differences in opinion without resorting to personal attacks, and how to accept others when their attitudes, beliefs, and values differ from one’s own. Tseotse’s EEL workshop has been included the 2016/17 Catalog by The Department of Education of La Diputació de Barcelona, Catalonia, to foster the emotional intelligence of the children and parents of the 217 municipalities in Barcelona Province.