• Wysteria Edwards

Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness

Updated: Aug 10, 2020

Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. It takes strength to face our sadness and to grieve and to let our grief and our anger flow in tears when they need to. It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it.”

Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

What is Emotional Intelligence?

The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

This is my favorite video to show children about creating a growth mindset. It's a good reminder for all of us.

Here are some fantastic stories that highlight self-awareness for children.

Do you have any favorites you'd like to share? Feel free to leave your ideas in the comments.

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