Special Needs Children

As parents, you want your children to enjoy their giftedness, derive happiness from their achievements and take pride in your respect for them. Just as I.Q. stands for "Intelligence Quotient", E.Q. stands for "Emotional Quotient". I.Q. refers to raw intelligence; E.Q. refers to the capacity to empathize and to judge and relate to others. E.Q. is the ability to comfortably and effectively understand and deal with others, which is a key part of the equation for success.

How can we help our children to attain their optimal emotional growth? To begin with, children often need help identifying what is happening to them. "You look like your feelings are hurt?" can clarify what may be a confusion of reactions.

Undoubtedly, we should start early to build a child's emotional vocabulary and understanding of what causes feelings. Specifically linking a reward to positive behavior makes a good start in promoting emotional learning. Example: with a smile / hug, "That was good of you to share your toys with Mike." It is equally important to identify negative feeling, e.g., "You sound grumpy." The parent's calm recognition and sympathetic acceptance of negative emotions can go a long way to establishing trust and respect. Several studies have shown that children who were often talked to about feeling and saw parents involved in benevolent acts rated the highest in empathy, caring and helpfulness.

Our Care Givers can help your family and reduce the stress. We understand the need for taking some time off to re-group to get our brain working again. We are here to help.

For more help, please see the resource page.

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