Career success and life achievements of blind children depends 20% on IQ levels and 80% on emotional intelligence. 43% of students got tangible benefits after EQ assessments. The way the blind child identifies, understands, and manages emotions can have an impact on everything from his or her relationships with classmates to performance in the classroom/home.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, evaluate, control, and express his or her emotions. A high level of emotional intelligence helps your child use feelings to identify and solve challenges, communicate with others, and make decisions.
Emotional intelligence involves:
- Emotional literacy – Recognizing your own feelings and the feelings of others.
- Managing emotions – Being able to control your emotions effectively.
- Developing empathy – Understanding and sharing the feelings of others.
- Intrinsic motivation – Pushing yourself to meet the goals you have set.
On the other hand, students who lack emotional intelligence can become less connected to school, negatively affecting performance in the classroom.
Improving emotional intelligence in blind children can help them:
- Improve self-awareness
- Manage stress
- Boost self-motivation
- Build empathy
- Make good decisions
- Communicate effectively
- Develop relationships
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