Emotional intelligence (EI), defined as the ability to recognize and control emotions, is more than a catch phrase.
Educators dedicated to helping others improve their ability to recognize and understand emotions and ultimately better know themselves and others, will share insights on the “other kind of smart” at two upcoming events in Truckee, CA.
The key components of EI include self and social awareness as well as self and relationship management. Improving emotional intelligence means gaining insights on the role of emotions and reaction to those emotions. By experiencing hands-on activities and learning more about EI, attendees learn how to improve relationships and be better emotional coaches for children.
The two upcoming events are open to the pubic at no cost. Community members and visitors are encouraged to attend either or both sessions.
Fostering children’s emotional intelligence with Custom Learning Academy's Lisa Crosby
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at KidZone Children’s Museum
Daniel Goleman, an internationally recognized psychologist and author of the bestselling book “Emotional Intelligence” writes, "Family life is our first school for emotional learning. In this intimate cauldron we learn how to feel about ourselves and how others will react to our feelings; how to think about these feelings and what choices we have in reacting; how to read and express hopes and fears…This emotional schooling operates not just through the things parents say and do directly, but also in the models they offer for handling their own feelings and those that pass between husband and wife. Some parents are gifted emotional teachers, others atrocious."
“Fostering children’s emotional intelligence” with Custom Learning Academy’s director Lisa Crosby, M.Ed. will take place at the KidZone Children’s Museum in Truckee from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The KidZone Museum is located at 11711 Donner Pass Road. At this interactive session designed especially for parents, attendees will gain insights on the role emotions play in life and strategies for being healthy emotional coaches. The researched-backed presentation includes parent friendly techniques, examples and time for Q&A. Attendees will discover and discuss strategies to develop and enhance their child’s ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. Topics will include self-awareness and regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. Parents and caregivers of young children between the ages of 4 and 9 are encouraged to attend this free community event.
To learn more and RSVP for this free presentation, call (530) 587-5470 or e-mail email@example.com.
6:30 refreshments, 7 p.m. program, Friday, Feb. 8 at Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee
“Emotional Intelligence: The other kind of smart” with Christopher Old will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. as part of the Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee monthly Insights series. Old teaches personal development and psychology classes and has a private practice as a marriage and family therapist.
During the presentation especially for mature teens and adults, Old will use small group activities to explore and discuss various components of emotional intelligence. Teen, parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend together or on their own.
“Positive close personal relationships are one of the key ingredients to living a fulfilled life. When our closest relationships are going well, everything else seems a little easier; we feel happier, more productive and generally satisfied with life,” shares Old. “When our relationships are not going well it affects our ability to work well, to parent well, to feel happiness and live the life we want to live. On Feb. 8, we will explore ways to improve emotional intelligence and flourish.”
Space at “Emotional Intelligence: The other kind of smart” is limited to 60 attendees. Sierra College is located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. For more information visit Sierra College Insights. RSVP to this free event by calling (530) 550-2290.