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What it means to be an emotionally intelligent parent

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So what does an emotionally intelligent parent look like? Here are five attributes that emotionally intelligent parents have in common. Ten year-old Elle liked to be active, but one weekend things got out of control. A jazz ballet concert, a game of netball, and a family visit to her cousin’s house meant no time to herself. And she let her parents know it with constant moaning, as well as a tantrum or two. Her father held his tongue for most of the weekend, but couldn’t help but give her some fatherly advice on Sunday night.  “You’ve spent the whole weekend moaning about how busy you are. Maybe you need to drop one of your activities, if they are stressing you out so much!” A tantrum followed…from Elle. Elle’s mum took a different tack. She had a hunch that something was bothering her daughter. “You sound like somethi...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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