One of the best things that you can do for your children’s mental health is to help them develop their self-awareness and emotional intelligence (EQ)—and incorporating Dr. Daniel Siegel’s SIFT method into your parenting is one way to do this.

Emotional Intelligence Can Be Developed

Emotional intelligence is said to be just as important as intellectual intelligence (IQ) as it helps people strengthen their relationships with others and enjoy greater success in their careers, among many other things.

While some people may be more predisposed to developing high levels of emotional intelligence than others, research in fields such as interpersonal neurobiology and psychology continues to demonstrate the tremendous impact that early relationships have on the shaping of the human brain.

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