Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in learning means how socially and emotionally ready one is to learn most effectively.  It entails the abilities to recognize our own and others’ emotions, use emotional information to interact with others effectively, manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goal(s).

There are 6 areas we focus on enhancing Emotional Intelligence in the current and future parents and on developing in your children.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) enhancement is very important for children and adults for the most effective learning and development.  It is also important for the ability to create new possibilities in almost any situations.

Below, we will show what each of the 6 areas of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) entail at Possibility School and Possibility School ParentPrep.  The detailed discussions will be offered on site at ParentPrep

  1. Sense of Self
  • Self-Image-> Self-Regard
  • Self-Awareness
  • Knowing own strengths/growth opportunities
  • Self-Efficacy
  • “Familial Self” (vs. “Individual Self”)
  1. Emotional & Stress Management
  • Identifying emotions
  • Respecting/Embracing emotions
  • Managing emotions
  • Stress tolerance & coping skills
  • Owning/Taking responsibilities for emotions
  1. Cognitive Styles & Emotions
  • Cognitive Processing Styles
  • Reality Testing
  • Locus of Control
  • Executive Function (=Higher Order Thinking: Problem-Solving
  • Organization
  • Decision-Makiing
  • Integrating Multiple Perspectives)
  • Psycholinguistic processing styles


  1. Resilience and Adaptability
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Overcoming adversities
  • Gaining from losses
  • Forgiveness (Link to another page “Forgiveness”)
  • Endurance
  • The ability to gain from feedback and input
  1. Mind & Body
  • Mindfulness
  • Understanding/interpreting physiological experiences
  • Alignment of mind-body experiences
  • Health orientation & practices
  1. Interpersonal & Leadership Skills
  • Respect for others
  • Tolerance for & celebrating differences
  • Empathy (vs. Sympathy)
  • Leadership
  • Social adaptability
  • Permeable boundaries
  • Balance between self-assertion and harmony
  • Negotiating
  • Independence
  • Social responsibility
  • Forgiveness

Even those parents who consciously make efforts to enhance your own EQ to develop EQ in your children, could get in a slump, a glitch, or a crisis.  Then, you may get distracted or distressed or side-tracked or freeze/regress in your judgment and skills.

Therefore, Team-building/Teamwork/Leadership is actually an essential component of ParentPrep.

A MUST to work with the partner AND/OR the network of supporters and resources, Co-leading the “commune” of your child supporters.