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Originally Broadcasted
Date: Thursday 18th November, 2021

Here are the 3 key takeaways: 
 

1) There are no “bad” emotions, only bad actions.

 Our emotions help us to:

  • Seek out the things we both want and need
  • Be protected from harm
  • Learn from experiences
  • Socially connect with others 

2) Emotional Intelligence is made up of 4 components 

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Social Management 

3) Strategies to develop Emotional Intelligence 

Self Awareness

  • Understand how thoughts affect emotions and behaviours
  • Teach children about emotions explicitly
  • Be consistently responsive to build a secure attachment
Self Management:

  • Check self-talk for accuracy & develop helpful self-talk
  • Practise mindfulness exercises
  • Engage frontal lobe to calm down
Social Awareness:

  • Tune in to tone of voice (auditory skills)
  • Tune in to body language (visual skills)
  • Use social stories
Social Management:

  • Develop constructive listening and communication skills
  • See others as having weaknesses vs being flawed

Speaker:
Ms Cheryl Chia

With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Cheryl is an accomplished physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp-SMART Parents, the Child Guidance Clinic and schools. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.