Emotional
Intelligence

can be

raised

at anytime

in your lifetime!

Children with

a high EQ

always

have more friends.

Children with a

high EQ

can

motivate

themselves to succeed.

Children with a

high EQ

take

responsibility

for their own actions.

Families with a

high

EQ

enjoy

a happier,

more fulfilling life.

Emotional
Intelligence

can be

raised

at anytime

in your lifetime!

Testimonials

Testimonials

On behalf of Gavilan College and the Gavilan Professional Development Day Committee, thank you so much for your wonderful presentation on Emotional Intelligence to all our faculty and staff during of staff event on Monday, January 30, 2012.

The information you shared with us was truly thought provoking and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Folks are still asking each other “what five emotions are you feeling.”

Again, thank you Eileen for such an enjoyable opportunity to learn about ourselves and our “Emotional Intelligence.”

 
 

 — John Pruitt, Vice President of Student Services & Chair, Professional Development Day Committee, Gavilan College

 
   

Eileen Healy brings to EQ and Your Child a wealth of experience from her years of parenting, teaching and counseling. She clearly defines emotional intelligence, explains its importance, and describes how to help your children and students attain it. Practical exercises for developing a high degree of emotional intelligence abound. Written so as to be easily understood and practiced, EQ is a great read for parents and teachers alike.

 

 
Christine Elgin, parent and teacher (over 30 years)  
   

EQ and Your Child: 8 Proven Skills To Increase Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

Shortly after I started reading EQ and Your Child, my 9 year-old son Zach and I were hoping to go out to dinner at a favorite restaurant of his. As often happens on a busy school day, time ran short and I told him we would have to skip the burgers and head home. He was uncharacteristically angry and upset. It seemed more than just disappointment over a missed hamburger but I could not make any progress figuring out what was behind it.

When we got home, I opened EQ and Your Child to page 399 and asked Zach to find three feelings from the list that described his emotions when the dinner date was cancelled. Not surprisingly, he picked angry and disappointed. When pressed to identify a third feeling (as the book suggests), he picked afraid. I said, “What are you afraid of?” and Zach replied, “You always change the plans and I am afraid that we are never moving back home.”

At the time, we were spending a year in California, but “home” to Zach meant Illinois. I had assured him many times that our year in California was an “adventure” but when it was done, we would go home to Illinois. My insignificant change of plans brought forth real fear for him.

EQ and Your Child transformed the situation from one where I was exasperated and telling him he was overreacting (and totally invalidating his feelings) to one where I learned about Zach’s big fear and I could do something about it.

This book has dozens of simple but meaningful exercises like this one that will facilitate communicating with your child. Maybe more importantly, as happened for Zach, the exercises will help your child learn how to identify, express, and deal with their feelings in a constructive way.

 

 
Laura Beth Nielsen J.D., Ph.D. and mom of two great boys, IL  
   

EQ and Your Child: 8 Proven Skills To Increase Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

EQ and Your Child has been a wonderful resource for us in the raising of our two young boys. The chapter on responsibility has been especially useful as we are encouraging and needing more family chore participation. The numerous family exercises to choose from in order to foster better communication in most helpful. It’s great to know we have such a helpful and useful resource to help us in our journey of parenting! Thank you!

 

 

Sandra and Mark Grisedal, San Carlos, CA

 
   

EQ and Your Child: 8 Proven Skills To Increase Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

I love your book! Eileen”. “You did and excellent job!” “It has been a wonderful resource for me.

 

 
R. Watts, Napavine, WA  
   

EQ and Your Child: 8 Proven Skills To Increase Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

My 7-Year-old son and I tried one of Eileen’s exercises in EQ and your Child in order to build awareness and a vocabulary of his feelings and how to communicate them. Each night as I tucked him in, I would ask him questions such as “Did you feel sad today?” He would answer “yes” or “no” then we would go on to another feeling, I talked about which feelings I had that day as well. He enjoyed this game so much that he reminded me each night that we needed to play the feelings game. As a result, he is beginning to name his feelings rather that acting out when he gets upset.

I also did the balloon exercise with my 7-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. Now when one of us is feeling overly stressed out, we remind each other that we need to let some air out of our “balloon.”

At my children’s public school, they are beginning to discuss feelings and what to do with them; EQ and Your Child is the perfect companion to this important part of your child’s education. I even gave a copy of Eileen’s book to my son’s teacher.

 

 
T. Hondagneul CA  
   

EQ and Your Child: 8 Proven Skills To Increase Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

1  I have read a lot of parenting books but EQ and Your Child seems to be the only one that offers frustrated parents practical, usable tools that are clearly outlined with a purpose in mind.

EQ and Your Child is a fun and an easy read that all parents should have in their parenting arsenal. It offers it reader practical family fun activities to get children to think talk and grow into healthy emotionally mature adults.

EQ and Your Child is a parenting handbook, which can be used in emergencies or as a guide for everyday emotional development.

4  As a first time parent it’s comforting to known I don’t have to reinvent the wheel. EQ and Your Child offers me, a collection of proven activities that help to engage both parent and child in the process of open, honest, productive communications that will ensure a positive future in all areas of life.

EQ and Your Child is like the North Star of parenting books.

 

 
Summer 0’1 Alta Loma CA, and mom of two great daughters  
   

EQ and Your Child: 8 Proven Skills To Increase Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

EQ and Your Child is phenomenal…practical…amazing… In today’s fast-paced changing world, you and your child need every relationship and communication advantage you can get. Eileen has a powerful, fun, easy to implement and lasting step-by-step system that dramatically improves your child’s life today. I read it…love it and most importantly, I get results with my twins because of it…and I refer it to all of my friends, family and clients… Buy this book now and give your child a gift that will last a lifetime. You’ll be so happy you did!

 

 
Pamela Sudano-Ruegg, RN, LMFT, PhD, mother of two